Monday , February 26 2024

Woolworths Student Jobs – Buyer

Website Woolworths

Job Description:

To develop a commercial framework, based on mindful consideration of trade, customer, market and trends, to drive and support the product development process. Thus ensuring the category delivers to the business objectives of profit, excellent quality, availability and market share growth.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive effective integration of the matrix team
  • Drive E2E value chain initiatives to effectively manage product/range costs.
  • Co-create profitable & sustainable Category and Supplier strategies
  • Ability to actively review factors influencing trade ie; market share, local & international trends, economic climate, competitor activity & changes to customer shopping habits, and translate into strategy.
  • Build and manage Supplier base to maintain unique & exclusive partnerships & agreements
  • Develop and implement pricing strategies
  • Align commercial framework with planning & forecasting for category/ranges/products
  • Manage the end to end product development process milestones, timelines, category reviews and include key stakeholders at each point.
  • Liaise with marketing, sales management, space planning & trade planning to effectively drive the growth of the category
  • Manage financial indicators

Job Requirements:

  • Proven ability to deliver the category financial indicators
  • Entrepreneurial – ability to initiate and co-create innovative and viable business plans
  • Proactive & Innovative with a continuous improvement mindset
  • B.Com or other relevant commercial degree
  • Proven ability to co-ordinate and deliver the category operating plan
  • Strong negotiation and financial management skills
  • Proven sourcing and supplier management experience.
  • Team player with understanding of diversity
  • Customer and retail orientation – business acumen; commercial awareness; good judgment; emotional resilience
  • Minimum of 5 years buying experience in the perishable industry would be advantageous
  • Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts, processes and systems
  • Commercial skills & experience within a retail, FMCG environment or bakery industry experience – knowledge of store operations, customer profiles, locations & competitors
  • Proven leadership & people management skills, as well as the ability to coach and mentor junior team members.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

Job Details:

Company: Woolworths

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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