Woolworths Vacancies – Planner Foodservices

Website Woolworths

Job Description:

Implement and execute trading opportunities in FS by providing accurate forecasts of customer demand through management by exception, optimising inventory management through the supply chain and store catalogues within defined parameters.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Integrate and operationalise the Food Services operating plan effectively
  • Optimise the continuous availability of product in the department to meet Customer demand
  • Define, set and monitor product flow models & integrate with Supply Chain and cross functional team to ensure delivery of the department plans
  • Achieve the stretch budgets and targets for the category teams
  • Contribute to the Department Plan with a specific focus on planning objectives and requirements
  • Develop and manage department plan in line with planning principles to ensure Food Range (depth & breadth of range) delivers customer availability, sales and profitable growth
  • Set, Monitor and Deliver inventory plans and achieve all inventory targets (Sales, Service levels, Stock cover, Forecast accuracy,
  • Waste, Availability, ROII) in line with Customer availability objectives for the Category Operating Plan– Pre trading period/During/Post trading period
  • Ensure accurate Planning (TBC) static information is maintained for all product – (Organic, Imports, Order Volume etc.) During trading period
  • Communicate and ensure adherence to all key objectives and priorities from the Category Operating Plan to the department teams
  • Assist department team to prioritise objectives and resources to deliver operating plan, both from a product and people perspective

Job Requirements:

  • Very good business acumen, judgement and problem-solving skills
  • Very good planning, commercial and organisational ability
  • Proven ability to plan, monitor, measure and manage raw material from primal to retail
  • Knowledge / exposure to operations in Foodservices or similar would be advantageous
  • Good knowledge of supply chain operations i.e. Suppliers, DC, Stores and understands the supply chain concepts and values
  • Proven ability to evaluate availability and waste metrics and implement integrated solutions that deliver category profitability targets
  • Ability to deliver good results under stressful situations

Qualification & Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years planning experience with emphasis on perishables planning
  • B.Com Degree / relevant retail qualification

Job Details:

Company: Woolworths

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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