Pick N Pay Vacancies 2022 Johannesburg – Buyer

Website Pick n Pay

Job Description:

To compile and execute multiple category plans in line with the strategy, objectives and category group guidelines on format/margin and assortment strategies. To optimize the performance of the categories by having clear multiple category plans in place that are aligned to the strategy, category group guidelines and being customer focused.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a solid working knowledge of assigned category, industry, and market; use knowledge of industry practices, business trends, distribution methods, and the competitive environment to develop buying plans
  • Communicate regularly with suppliers to mutually share financial and other performance criteria; use metrics to identify performance gaps and hold suppliers accountable for achieving financial and other mutually agreed upon goals; develop and implement contingency plans to close performance gaps
  • Anticipate negotiating roadblocks and objections, ensuring any contractual agreements entered into are structured according to the regulatory controls in place
  • Identify and recommend process improvements that target performance, quality, work efficiency / cost reduction
  • Integrate with Store Operations and Store teams to drive the implementation of the multiple category plans
  • Implement and execute tactical buying plans, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as Pick n Pay’s overall business strategy
  • Evaluate merchandising plans and their business impact with business partners; make recommendations for modifying plans based on findings
  • Develop and recommend business strategies that target category-specific growth for the categories
  • Understand negotiating position, key drivers, and desired outcomes; develop and present factual, rational, and compelling arguments to build support and gain commitment from other parties; understand when to engage in counter-negotiations to reach win-win outcomes

Job Requirements:

  • BCom or Degree in Marketing/Business Management/Finance
  • SAP knowledge is a must
  • Strong Finance Background
  • 3 -5 years retail or FMCG experience with category management knowledge
  • Intermediate proficiency level in Excel and Powerpoint

Job Details:

Company: Pick n Pay

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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