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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

    • Job PurposeTo provide a secretarial and administrative support function to the Build it team, as well as assist with requests and information, from, and to SPAR/Build it Role Players, Retailers and Suppliers.

    Key Performance Areas

    • Controlling and maintaining an efficient administration system, including typing, filing, and record keeping.
    • Compiling and updating management reports when required.
    • Compiling and distributing minutes of meetings.
    • Providing general office administrative support, including inventory control.
    • Create Purchase Orders and ensure invoices are sent to finance for payment.
    • Liaising with the management team, business partners and role players.
    • Co-ordinating events/functions, meetings, boardroom bookings and travel arrangements.
    • Assist in managing the divisional calendar and co-ordinate management diaries i.e. arranging meeting venues, and scheduling appointments.
    • Drafting PowerPoint presentations, meeting agendas as well as handling correspondence documents.
    • Mining data from management reports to compile financial reports on Excel with diagrams.
    • Carrying out any reasonable tasks requested by management (ad hoc duties).

    Desired Experience & Qualification

    • Grade 12/ Matric, preferably with Maths
    • Tertiary qualification in administration/ management will be advantageous.
    • 3 years secretarial experience at a senior management level.
    • 3 years work administration experience in the building material sector or FMCG will be an advantage.
    • Intermediate computer literate in MS Office and advanced knowledge of Power Point.
    • Experience in SAP will be advantageous.
    • Sound knowledge and experience of digital marketing platforms.
    • Ability to work independently without direct supervision and ardent about self-development.
    • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills with a composed character.
    • Consistent excellent communication and customers service skills.
    • Creative / attention to detail / priority & deadline driven.
    • Ability to function in a high-performance & fast-paced team environment with a flair of flexibility.
    • The incumbent will need a valid SA driver’s license and a valid SA passport; and may need to travel to stores occasionally.

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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.

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    Retail Operations Manager

    Purpose of the Position

    • The Retail Operations Manager (ROM) is accountable to achieve the budgeted retail sales targets, maximize store profitability, implement store growth actions, inspire Retailer-participation in activities of the Lowveld Guild, implement Build it operational best practices and ensure that Build it stores are operated expertly within the Build it model and specification.

    Key Performance Areas

    • Establishing and maintaining a sound business relationship with Build it Retailers.
    • Consulting and providing leadership to support the Retailers.
    • Ensure that standards are kept according to Build it regulations and that the stores’ image is up to standard.
    • Assist Retailers to improve retail growth, profitability, and cash flow.
    • Drive Dropshipment and Build it Warehouse sales.
    • Liaising with stakeholders and assist with store openings and re-launches.
    • Compiling business plans, cash flow forecasts and feasibilities.
    • Analysing and accurately interpreting of store performance statistics to consult retailers on improving poor performing areas and opportunities in their stores.
    • Perform store audits through structured store visits and assist in customer care projects.

    Desired Experience & Qualification

    • Tertiary Qualification preferably in Business or Financial Management.
    • Minimum 5 years Retail / Home improvement experience in a management position.
    • Ability to inspire and connect with entrepreneurs.
    • Ability to advise Retailers on business profitability and growth.
    • Microsoft Office Skills - Advanced Excel skills & Intermediate Power Point skills.
    • Sound interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills.
    • Financial acumen, leadership skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong drive, initiative, sense of urgency and use of innovation to resolve business challenges in a pressurized/demanding work environment.
    • Sound knowledge of hardware, building products and small business operations.
    • Ensure that Retailers comply with Occupational Health and Safety and Labour Laws.
    • Valid driver’s license, SA passport, and willingness to travel extensively and overnight from time to time.

    Method of Application

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