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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2020
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    In the 1960s with the emergence of grocery chains in South Africa, a group made up of 8 wholesalers were given exclusive rights to the SPAR name and brand in 1963, and serviced 500 small retailers.Over time and through many mergers and takeovers, today the SPAR Group Ltd operates 6 distribution centres and 1 Build it distribution centre, supplying goods a...
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    Duties & Responsibilities

    Manage the stock quality and quantity in support of the category, and supply chain strategy through effective planning and forecasting of sales and purchases, and effective stock management. This must be executed with the objective of driving continued sales and profit growth whilst optimizing working capital.

    • Creates and updates the financial business plan for the category with sales, GP, purchases and stock forecasts, in alignment with the category, range and promotion strategy and plan.
    • Reviews and updates replenishment system with item level demand forecast, using trend, seasonality promotional activity information.
    • Reviews and optimizes ordering and delivery system settings and parameters to ensure stock level, working capital, and DC space utilization and Cost to Serve model efficiency is maximized.
    • Engages the DC Supply Chain on special projects or initiatives to improve efficiency of items.
    • Supports Category Managers with promotional forecasting, and drives promotional ordering, in-stock and stock level management.
    • Manages the order input of all special buy-in orders to ensure alignment with profitability, in-stock and stock performance targets and parameters.
    • Uses internal and external data to provide relevant analysis and reports to support category, item and supplier performance review and decision making.
    • Develops strategic business relationships with stakeholders (buying team, DC, Suppliers and, retailers) to align and improve the business.

    Desired Experience & Qualification

    • Matric (with Math and/or Accounting [essential] or Physical Science)
    • Tertiary qualification in Finance or Supply chain (essential)
    • Minimum 3-5 years working experience in retail buying or planning environment
    • Advance level of proficiency in MS Office
    • High level analytical and numerical skills - strong investigative mind set with systems and process thinking
    • Good communication skills (verbally and in writing)
    • Ability to translate the strategy into an operational and implementation plan

    Prior experience may compensate for qualifications not met. All appointments are subject to our Affirmative action policy.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SPAR Group on www.pnet.co.za to apply

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