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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Massmart, Africas second-largest retail group, comprises four divisions operating in 423 stores, across 13 sub- Saharan countries. Through our widelyrecognised, differentiated retail and wholesale formats, we have leading shares in the General Merchandise, Liquor, Home Improvement, and wholesale food markets. Our key foundations of high volume, low cost, ...
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    Group Private Brand Planning Manager

    About the job

    • To ensure achievement of exceptional standards of governance, strategic positioning, brand management and market
    • performance in designated Private Brand focus area (e.g. Shared PB, Walmart PB, Food Private Brand)

    Advanced SAP knowledge

    • A working knowledge of SQL, Tableau.
    • Advanced Excel (pivot tables, V-Lookups, PowerPivots, etc.)
    • Experience in Data visualization, Data modelling would be beneficial.
    • Understand data systems, sources, measures, and business calculations.
    • To think and act strategically as well as tactically to gather data, deliver insights and effectively delivering projects on time.


    Budget governance

    • Allocation and control for GPB internal and marketing budgets
    • Alignment of budgets GBP strategic goals.
    • Ensure that forecast are in line with financial requirements and business targets


    • Optimization and long term forecasts of group shared brand
    • Streamlining of cross chain inventory opportunities
    • Alignment of supply chain and continuance of aggregate demand mechanism
    • Facilitation of cross chain stock transfers and inventory balancing
    • Service level development


    • Long term target setting for chains and brands
    • Annual Chain and group based budget development
    • GPB budget maintenance

    Forecasting and monitoring

    • Tracking of performance against targets
    • Recalibration of plans where necessary to accommodate current trends
    • Identification of gaps and opportunities against plan


    • Optimization analysis tool
    • Gap opportunities across chains
    • Common range governance
    • Clearance notification and recommendation.
    • Post seasonal analysis and range review assistance of GPB


    • Develop and manage GPB reporting including:
    • Chain / brand performance
    • Inventory optimization
    • Service levels
    • Working capital optimization
    • Fact based analytics of past, current and potential risks that could impact sales and margin

    Project optimization

    • Strategize and implement measurement schedules and project plans for group shared brands
    • Opportunity gap analysis
    • Data cleansing and analysis on current brands / categories and future
    • Relationship ownership status with 3rd party data mongers (GFK, Nielsen, etc.)

    Performance Optimisation


    • Analyze costs and forecasts toward providing accurate and informative PB business plan updates to merchant community.
    • Analyze performance data toward identifying opportunities to improve PB focus area assortment including discontinuing underperforming SKU’s, innovating SKU specifications and launching new SKU’s.
    • Present compelling fact based recommendations to merchant community to give effect to designated PB focus area improvement opportunities.
    • Proactively track and manage approved Private Brand budget line items in designated PB focus area.
    • Negotiate, track & ensure collection of monthly income for P&L & suspense accounts in designated PB focus area.
    • To assist in driving performance so that financial targets and objectives are met.

    Administration and Compliance Support

    • To provide management with key financial information and insights to support and enable decision making in line with the strategy
    • Provide an efficient administrative service that ensures professional and well informed reporting to and co-ordination of group-wide merchant community involved in delivering business plan and brand targets in designated PB focus area:
    • Provide monthly brand performance analysis on sales, margin, volume, competitor activity and market risks.
    • Provide input and analysis as required for forum reviews, buyer reviews and compliance reporting.
    • Participate in category reviews, forums, agility groups, insights workshops and strategy workshops as required


    Minimum Academic, Professional Qualifications & Experience required for this position


    · Bachelor’s degree (Bcom / BSc - 3years), preference given to honors degree.


    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in retail
    • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills – minimum 3 year’s analytical experience.
    • FMCG, strategic understanding of brands, understanding brand execution, category management, the workings of retail.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Massmart on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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