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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Smollan is an international retail solutions company delivering growth for clients across five continents by covering every aspect of how a Brand is managed at the point of sale. With extensive industry experience, an exceptional human platform and sophisticated systems, Smollan has provided consistent excellence in operational execution to retailers and man...
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    Category Advisory / Team Lead Consultant

    • Having a holistic and high level understanding of the end-to-end CKB/ERP integration process
    • Show comprehensive understanding and have experience in facilitating strategic assessment workshops in view of recommending future state business processes, software solutions, skill and resource requirements
    • Compilation and documentation of business requirement specifications based on assessment results
    • Matching business requirements with functional capabilities proposing, where required, amended technical components
    • Experience of working in the JDA software. 


    • Category management mathematical competencies
    • Negotiation skills
    • Generic project management skills  
    • Leadership skills
    • Presentation skills  
    • Training skills
    • Business writing skills  
    • Process flow charting
    • Strategic assessment skills  
    • Interview skills
    • Managerial skills  
    • Microsoft Office skills
    • Analytical skills  
    • Sales Skills

    ECR Category Management

    • A comprehensive understanding, including practical experience of the recommended ECR 8 step category management process and, where applicable how to adapt the process, customising it specifically for a client in view of available resources, tools and data.
    • The strategic assessment of a client’s current category management initiatives benchmarking it against global and local leading practices – making recommendations for resource, process or solution improvements.
    • A complete understanding of what to recommend and how to apply the different JDA category management software solutions for maximum ECR 8- step results.
    • Active contribution and participation in strategic initiatives where Assortment

    Retail analytical & insights capability

    • Mining market, category, shopper and consumer data for transformational opportunities and gaps focusing on shopper needs.
    • Synthesize common obstacles and opportunities across data platforms (market, category, shopper, consumer) proposing actionable and measurable recommendations.
    • Prioritising solutions through validation and quantification.

    Store cluster modelling

    • Development, validation, communication, and maintenance of a store cluster model that reflects distinct shopper, mission, and shelf space profiles using both market and retailer specific descriptors/definitions.
    • Timeous and continual development of strategically led guidelines by cluster with supporting rationale and trade data to facilitate trade negotiations.
    • Publication of specific decisions to facilitate operational execution

    Space management

    • Provide recommendations and proposals to optimally translate category strategies and merchandising directives into assortment and space.
    • Provide Micro and macro space recommendations through in-depth financial analysis of planograms and floorplans.

    Trade & client touch-points & relationships

    • Clear mapping of and proactive development of close working relationships with all stakeholders.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Smollan on to apply
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