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  • Posted: Nov 24, 2021
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  • The Shoprite Group of Companies, Africa's largest food retailer, operates 2,653 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands and reported turnover of R71.297 billion for the six months ended December 2016. The Company's headquarters are situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Shoprite Holdings Ltd is a public company li...
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    Domain Architect - Supply Chain

    Job Objectives    
    1. Consult on the Supply Chain Strategy, develop supply chain roadmaps and reference architectures, and governance technology selection in support thereof:

    • Develop and maintain an understanding of the technology strategy and business priorities for supply chain management in the enterprise.
    • Develop Shoprite’s supply chain management landscape roadmap and blueprints in line with the strategic business direction
    • Maintain, socialise, and enforce supply chain management standards, keeping technology stakeholders up to date with changes in the technology standards highlighting potential impact to the enterprise.
    • Be clearly identified as the supply chain management authority for all supply chain management technology and provide technical guidance and leadership in supply chain management technology proposals, RFIs, RFPs, and project teams.
    • Keep abreast of the latest supply chain management technology trends and emerging technologies, determine the potential impact on the enterprise, and drive adoption as deemed appropriate.
    • Create and present reference architectures as advice on the supply chain management architecture strategy for the organization.

    2. Serve as the supply chain solution architecture and design authority for all project and operational stakeholders, and ensure architecture quality across all solution platforms enabled by supply chain technologies.

    • Be clearly identified as the senior design authority as it relates to the supply chain management domains and provide technical guidance and leadership in solution proposals, RFIs, RFPs, and project teams.
    • Partner with the Enterprise Architect and other Solution Architects in support of the definition and development of the overall retail solution landscape.
    • Detect critical deficiencies in supply chain management architectures and recommend improvements.
    • Work with external service providers to drive projects to successful implementation.
    • Review external and internal designs for supply chain management systems from a risk and technology perspective
    • Ensure applicable Architecture and Design reviews are conducted for supply chain management solutions in line with the defined IT governance and processes.
    • Provide architectural oversight and guidance to development teams to ensure high-quality technical solution designs during the detailed design, build, test, and deploy phases that conforms to architecture principles and standards.
    • Mentor solution architect / senior developers / designers / business analysts

    3. Provide expert supply chain guidance, ensure solution architectures and designs are in line with the supply chain strategy and technology standards, and conduct architecture and design reviews as part of the Architecture Review Committee:

    • Define and develop the overall supply chain management architecture landscape in partnership with other Domain Architects and Solution Architects.
    • Review proposed solution architectures ensuring alignment with architecture principles, the architecture framework, supply chain management reference architectures, set technology standards and identify critical gaps, and recommend improvements.
    • Give guidance and advice to peers in respect to supply chain management solution designs ensuring the designs conform to industry best practices and standards

    4. Contribute to solution architecture and design standards and SDLC governance requirements:

    • Define a framework for Solution Architecture and develop the policies and procedures and templates to guide and govern the Solution Architecture processes.
    • Develop and maintain solution architecture principles and quality compliance criteria to guide technology decisions.
    • Develop and set solution modeling standards and guidelines.
    • Define a set of metrics to measure and report on the performance of the various solution architecture processes.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree in Information Systems / B Sc Computer Science (or similar)
    • Architecture Framework Certified (TOGAF, ZACHMAN)

    Experience    

    • 15+ yrs working experience within the IT industry
    • 5 years excellent architecture and design skills and proven track record delivering well-architected complex enterprise-class systems
    • 5 years expert understanding of supply chain management architectures
    • 5+ years Supply chain management technical experience and understanding of the current supply chain management requirements
    • 10+ years experience with supply chain management in the domains of Supply Chain Management, Demand & Supply Planning, Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Replenishment
    • 5 years strong understanding of solution architecture, enterprise architecture frameworks, reference architectures, information, and communication technologies, and business application patterns

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • In-depth knowledge of supply chain management
    • Extensive experience with supply chain management Architectures, Migrations, and Implementations
    • Implementation experience of various supply chain management vendor solutions (e.g. JDA, SAP, etc.)

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    Architecture Systems Analyst (Trainee)

    Job Objectives    
    Perform architecture analysis for projects and IT initiatives

    •  Run EA Repository queries for specific IT project and initiatives
    •  Perform impact analysis on solutions / data classifications / capabilities in the EA Repository and produce outputs
    •  Perform adhoc updates to the EA Repository content as and when required
    •  Do analysis of the SOLDOC Interface Library on Interface Specifications (IFS’s)
    •  Share analysis outputs with relevant consumers (architects, BA’s etc.) and track progress on subsequent tasks.
    •  Assist with data collection processes for the EA Repository and work closely with the EA Repository Manager to update the repository.

    Assist with quality assurance on the EA Repository and Interface Repository

    •  Ensure that the data and documentation in the Interface Library is of a high quality
    •  Perform adhoc quality checks of the Interface Library
    •  Perform quality checks of the EA Repository models as requirements arise
    •  Assist architects to resolve ARIS quality issues

    Qualifications    

    • Postmatric qualification in IT (diploma or better)  essential
    • Diploma or Degree qualification in Information Systems  desirable

    Experience    

    • 6 months working experience with enterprise architecture modeling tools or data modeling tools  essential
    • 6 months publishing analysis reports to stakeholders  essential
    • 1 year working experience within the IT industry  essential
    • 6 months retail industry business processes and systems  desirable
    • 6 months working experience with ARIS  desirable
    • 6 months administering architecture repository tools  desirable
    • 6 months ability to perform analysis on architecture repository tools  desirable

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail  essential
    • Strong organizational skills  essential
    • Excellent teamworking and interpersonal skills  desirable
    • Strong communication and relationship building skills  desirable
    • Development of engaging presentation materials  desirable
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  desirable
    • Good facilitation skills  desirable

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    Senior Data Scientist

    Job Objectives    

    • Work in a cross-functional team, collaborating with fellow data scientists, engineers, and analysts to understand project goals, interpret end-users intent and drive the build, implementation and scale-up of algorithms for measurable impact.
    • Understand and use ANN's, CNN's, RNN's, autoencoders, fundamental data science concepts (linear and logistic regression,SVM's, dimensionality reduction), decision trees, gradient boosting, ensemble models, etc. to develop machine learning models.
    • Formulating, suggesting, and managing data-driven projects which are geared at furthering the business's interests.
    • Collating and cleaning data from various entities for later use by Junior Data Scientists.
    • Delegating tasks to Junior Data Scientists in order to realize the successful completion of projects.
    • Monitoring the performance of Junior Data Scientists and providing them with practical guidance, as needed.
    • Selecting and employing advanced statistical procedures to obtain actionable insights.
    • Cross-validating models to ensure their generalizability.
    • Producing and disseminating non-technical reports that detail the successes and limitations of each project.
    • Suggesting ways in which insights obtained might be used to inform business strategies.
    • Staying informed about developments in Data Science and adjacent fields to ensure that outputs are always relevant.

    Qualifications    

    • Advanced degree (Masters/Phd) in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or similar.

    Experience    

    • Extensive experience as a Data Scientist - 5+ years.
    • Proficiency in R or Python, where the latter is preferred.
    • In-depth understanding of SQL.
    • Competent in machine learning principles and techniques.
    • Demonstrable history of devising and overseeing data-centred projects.
    • Ability to relay insights in layman's terms, such that these can be used to inform business decisions.
    • Outstanding supervision and mentorship abilities and experience.
    • Capacity to foster a healthy, stimulating work environment that frequently harnesses teamwork.
    • Compliance with prevailing ethical standards.

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • SQL
    • Python
    • Cloud Platform (AWS) advantageous
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Prescriptive Modeling
    • Machine Learning experience
    • Data Science experience

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    QA Engineer II

    Job Objectives    
    1. Test case/script generation and review:

    • Identify what to test by translating non-functional and business requirements into testable test plans and test scripts.
    • Identify and document key test scenarios.
    • Document or automate the test script using the performance testing tool.
    • Determine the prerequisites.
    • Determine the test criteria.
    • Record the expected results.
    • Review final test scripts with QA Engineer lead.
    • Obtain sign-off.

    2. Test prerequisites compilation:

    • Identify required test materials.
    • Obtain test material, e.g. test data.
    • Identify the required test environment.
    • Ensure test environment setup, e.g. test server access and test logins.
    • Prepare test results pack for results recording and sign-off.

    3. Test execution and recording:

    • Execute the automated scripts.
    • Record test results.
    • Compare actual results against expected results and debug any script failures.

    4. Maintenance of high quality and accuracy:

    • Understand the application under test and ensure that it meets the necessary expectations as defined by business.
    • Ensure Quality Assurance of all testing activities.
    • Maintain test documentation to reflect current system operations.
    • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
    • Support improvement of the testing processes and initiatives.
    • Continued maintenance and upkeep of the performance testing scripts that form part of the performance regression pack.

    5. Test status updates:

    • Provide feedback to the development team and ensure the work is carried out in accordance with the schedule and the performance requirements.
    • Inform management of any negative trends in the performance of software in pre-production.
    • Provide estimates and feedback to the Team Lead for project scheduling purposes.
    • Ensure effective communication with key stakeholders.
    • Prepare and maintain test tracking reports.

    6. Test closure activities:

    • Ensure test completion - no outstanding high-risk issues, defects have been fixed and retested or deferred or accepted as permanent restrictions.
    • Handover test artifacts to people who need it in the future, e.g. maintenance or support teams.
    • Participate in project retrospectives and contribute and document lessons learned
    • Archive test work products, like test results, test logs, test status reports etc.

    Qualifications    

    • IT-related Diploma/Degree
    • ISTQB Foundation Level
    • ISTQB Agile
    • ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst

    Experience    

    • 2-3 years Manual testing experience
    • 2-3 years SQL experience
    • 6+ years Performance testing experience
    • Testing in a retail / financial sector desirable
    • Testing in an Agile environment desirable

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Microsoft 365
    • Google Suite
    • 6-7 years Knowledge of non-functional testing - performance testing
    • 2-3 years Knowledge of functional testing, system testing, integration testing, regression testing, automation scripting, and execution.
    • 1-2 years Knowledge of non-functional testing – security testing
    • 1-2 years Knowledge of non-functional testing – usability testing
    • 6-7 years Build enhancements to test frameworks increasing speed and productivity.
    • 6-7 years Collaboratively work with the rest of the QA team to refine quality assurance practices and techniques within the greater team.

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    Integration Developer (SAP Cloud Platform Integration)

    Job Objectives    
    1: Configuration and creation of technical components and services required to deliver online customer-facing features:

    • Analyse and understand business requirements in the context of the current business environment in conjunction with Product Manager, Business Analysts and Solution Architects.
    • Develop and document design and maintain source base.
    • Create conceptual, logical and physical solutions, using appropriate coding techniques and methodologies.
    • Identify suitable coding solution(s) and alternatives that address the business needs/requirements of key stakeholders from the business, solution delivery, and operations areas.
    • Develop solutions according to standards and best practice for front-end, back- end and integration to other solutions.
    • Maintain development principles and quality compliance criteria to deliver according to commitments.
    • Integrate design for maintainability, scalability, and efficiency.
    • Coordinate with Architects and business stakeholders to determine functionalities.
    • Complete deliverables throughout the system development life cycle for compliance according to agreed plan.
    • Work within the frameworks of both waterfall SDLC and Agile (SCRUM) methodologies.
    • Work as part of a team without close supervision.
    • Experiencing in designing systems to take advantage of true cloud architecture, preferably AWS.

    2. Successful delivery of development projects and changes as required:

    • Thoughtful and clear understanding of program and project goals and needs.
    • Engagement with different stakeholders.
    • Identification and prioritization of project risks.
    • Applied code review and QA changes as requested.
    • Successful deployment through quality gates.
    • Coding to industry best practice.

    3. Provide technical input and guidance into online channel evolution by keeping up to date with relevant technology.

    • Detect critical deficiencies and recommend improvements.
    • Adhere to best practices and processes for the team.
    • Research, understand and stay up to date with current trends in online channels and related Information Technology.
    • Setting up and maintaining technical infrastructure.
    • Actively share insights and information with relevant stakeholders.

    Qualifications    

    • Diploma /Degree in Information Systems / B.Sc Computer Science (or similar)
    • Matric with experience equal to three times the number of years study specified

    Experience    

    • 3+ years Cloud Technologies - especially AWS
    • 3+ years Deep technical expertise in SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) and SAP Process Orchestration skills
    • 3+ years Good understanding of HTTPS, Basic Auth, Client Certificate Auth, REST and SOAP-based services
    • 3+ years Expertise in SAP Graphical Mapping Tools and in XSLT

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • 3+ years Hands-on experience in design, development, and implementation of integration flows (I- Flow)
    • 3+ years Experience with SAP CPI / HCI, SAP API hub

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    People Master Data Specialist

    Job Objectives    

    • Employee Centric Delivery
    • Apply People data management protocols as aligned with company standards and requirements.
    • Supporting data management, governance, and data quality of master data requirements with other functional data owners to ensure functional master data integrity across the operation of systems is consistent and meets stated business rules and requirements.
    • Apply People data quality and compliance guidelines and checks to proactively ensure integrity, accuracy and thoroughness of data (including historical system data being mapped to current system data for cumulative and comparative analysis).
    • Ensuring data integrity in key people systems.
    • Implementing processes to support data quality.
    • Identifying areas for data quality improvements and resolving data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies.
    • Ensuring quality of master data in key systems, documenting processes with other functional data owners to support ongoing maintenance and data integrity.
    • Defining and implementing data strategies, policies, controls, and programs to ensure the learning data is accurate, complete, secure, and reliable.
    • Managing, analysing, and resolving data initiative issues and managing revisions needed to best meet internal and customer requirements while adhering to published data standards.
    • Apply logging procedures to ensure accurate and complete data.
    • Manage and safeguard data as prescribed by legislative and company requirements such as POPI, including data sharing agreements in consultation with the department head.
    • Mindfully integrate data sources from various systems, including social media platforms by using relevant tools and techniques for the data analytics process.
    • Load Master data as required by various functional areas and/or provide stakeholders with relevant guidelines to ensure accurate and consistent data input – with a view of how doing it incorrectly impacts the outcome.

    People (Self, Team & Organisational)

    • Aligning participation to deliver the relevant People Systems team solutions and services to the business.
    • Participating in the enablement of an innovative, agile and employee centric culture where employees are supported, empowered and valued within the People Systems team.
    • Participating in the enablement of an employee wellness culture within the People Systems team to ensure that employees are supported mentally, physically and emotionally.
    • Participating in the enablement of a culture of open and transparent communication within the People Systems team.

    Financial, Reporting & BI

    • Monitoring of People Systems team costs whilst ensuring service delivery to the Shoprite Group.
    • Collection and use of People data and business intelligence to transform the delivery of services and solutions throughout the People function.

    Governance & Compliance

    • Ensuring compliance with organisational and legislative governance frameworks, legislation and standards.
    • Adhering to governance structures, policies, processes, frameworks applicable to the role.
    • Ensuring data management processes adhere to continually changing privacy and legal compliance requirements.

    Future-Fit

    • Participating in the integration and effective flow of work with other solution areas and business.
    • Identifying relevant technology requirements for the People Systems team and ensuring optimal utilisation thereof.
    • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in the People Systems function and related processes, to ensure ongoing process efficiency.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree in BSc in Computer Science, Systems or equivalent

    Experience    

    • +2 years in a Systems master data or data QA analyst orientated or equivalent role - (essential).
    • Previous exposure to and capable of working with large and complex data sets using appropriate tools. MySQL, Bigquery, R, Python, Excel, Tableau, Qlikview/QlikSense are examples of the tools that will be beneficial in this role - (essential).
    • Experience within the FMCG, retail sector or similar - (preferred).
    • We value practical learning experiences, in the event that a candidate does not have a degree, demonstrable relevant experience will be considered. A proven track record of delivering Master Data Analysis or QA on core People systems in a retail environment - (essential).

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • As relevant to perform the role.

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    Bursary Administrator

    Job Objectives    
    Providing administrative support across relevant People function according to People policies and procedures generally but also more specifically in the People function the portfolio delivers administrative services to.

    • Adhering to legislative as required by the functional role.
    • Escalating concerns or challenges immediately to ensure an efficient flow of work is maintained.
    • Co-coordinating the resolution of queries related to the relevant People function, often communicating on behalf of others and delivering messages to third parties.
    • Compiling and updating documents as required.
    • Capturing, loading and processing of relevant documents on relevant systems.
    • Maintaining filing and recording all required administration on systems for reference and auditing purposes.
    • Making use of official templates and systems for correspondence, memo and related administrative activities.
    • Updating and maintaining People data in accordance with data standards.
    • Conducting general office and/or functional specific administration.
    • Capturing and managing orders in the relevant systems where relevant within the function.
    • Preparing payment schedules for beneficiaries and service providers.
    • Co-coordinating recruitment duties from awareness/ marketing campaign; selection processes; and contracting of bursary holders.
    • Collecting and capturing student academic results on the relevant systems.
    • Provide administrative support in preparing for Educational Committee meetings and compiling relevant documents.
    • Liaising with external third parties if required in terms of the People processes within functional area.
    • Ongoing screening of incoming correspondence and addressing according to level of priority for and within the relevant People function. Participating in projects and other ad hoc activities like orientating new employees within the first week of joining, compiling lists of stakeholders etc.
    • Ensuring work is completed according to the sequence required and agreed prioritisation.

    People (Self, Team & Organisational)

    • Participating in, and aligning with the People team to deliver solutions and services to the business.
    • Participating in various team activities that foster an innovative, agile and employee centric culture where employees are supported, empowered and valued.
    • Participating in various team activities that foster a wellness culture to ensure that the team team mentally, physically and emotionally feels supported.
    • Participating in the enablement of a culture of open and transparent communication within the team.

    Financial, Reporting & BI

    • Ensuring accuracy in data input and relevant reports as applicable to the functional area.
    • Using official data sources to inform administrative outputs.
    • Assisting with compiling basic reports for input to broader People requirements.
    • Consolidating basic costs or data as required by the functional area.

    Governance & Compliance

    • Ensuring compliance with relevant labour relations frameworks and legislation.
    • Ensuring compliance to organisational and legislative governance frameworks and standards including the H&S requirements and POPI Act.
    • Managing the identification and mitigation of functional team and administrative risks.

    Future-Fit

    • Participating in the integration and effective flow of work with other service areas and business.
    • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in administrative delivery services.
    • Suggesting or sharing ideas related to relevant administrative functional technology requirements where required.

    Qualifications    

    • Grade 12, National Senior Certificate - (essential)
    • Diploma in Administration or equivalent - (beneficial)

    Experience    

    • 1+ year in an administrative role with exposure to the specific functional area (essential)
    • Experience within the FMCG, retail sector or similar - (preferred)

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • As relevant to perform the role.

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    People Delivery Partner - Transpharm Western Cape

    Job Objectives    

    •  Delivering end-to-end People services and solutions to the business, including the facilitation and resolution of industrial relations-related matters.
    •  Providing holistic People support to the division by delivering on the full People value chain and employee life cycle.
    •  Managing and implementing adherence to People governance structures, policies, processes, frameworks and procedures within the division.
    • Supporting the division on various workforce management, scheduling, time and attendance, and other People wellness and health and safety activities to ensure the overall wellbeing and operational efficiency of the division.
    •  Provide guidance and facilitate the required focus and implementation of the Employment Equity strategy to help the division achieve the set Employment Equity Targets and Plans.
    •  Facilitating various People activities, operations, and administration within the division to enable optimal productivity and engagement.
    •  Develop and manage the People Partner budget
    •  Preparation of monthly and ad hoc reports with cost analysis breakdown on People Partner activity.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree in Human Resources or equivalent

    Experience    

    • +3 years in an HR Business Partnering or equivalent role, driving HR delivery of frameworks, policies, procedures, and guidelines and managing HR service delivery.

    Knowledge and Skills    
    Desirable knowledge:

    •  Knowledge of HR policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations

    Essential Skills:

    • Knowledge of and experience working with systems and intermediate knowledge of MS Office 365, SAP, Excel, Word, and Outlook
    • Excellent communication, problem solving and negotiation skills

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    Regional People Partner (Meat Markets)

    Job Objectives    

    • To ensure that sales and profit is generated
    •  Maximum utilisation of labour within budget guidelines management
    •  Sound application of industrial relations practices within regions management
    •  Staff competency level management
    •  Staff availability as determined by sales demands management
    •  Personnel administration standards compliance management

    Qualifications    
    Essential

    •  Degree in Human Resource Management or Labour Legislation (or relevant qualification)

    Experience    
    Essential

    • Generalist HR experience
    • Shoprite Store experience together with HR experience

    Desirable

    • HR experience in a retail environment

    Knowledge and Skills    
    Essential

    •  Labour Legislation
    •  Training
    •  Recruitment
    •  Personnel Administration

    Desirable

    •  CCMA operations

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    Logistics / Supply Chain Graduate Programme

    Job Objectives    

    • The Shoprite Group has a Logistics/Supply Chain graduate programme. We are actively searching for qualified graduates to join the largest supermarket retailer on the African continent in the area of distribution and the relevant supporting activities. This programme helps graduates gain a better understanding of the retail work environment from the Supply Chain Support perspective. The programme also assists graduates to gradually ease into the work environment, teaching them how to utilise their theory in the practical working environment

    Qualifications    

    • Successful completion with an average of 60%+ in a Bachelors of Commerce:Logistics, Quantitative Management, Industrial Engineering, Operational Research or related degree/qualification.

    Experience    

    • None

    Knowledge and Skills    
    The knowledge of the following will be to your advantage
    * Supply Chain
    * Logistics

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    Store Replenishment Analyst

    Job Objectives    

    •  Key role ensuring Department KPIs achieves desired results - In-stock, branch stock level, stock % of sales
    •  Fault finding and root cause analysis on all store replenishment related problems
    •  Maintain store replenishment parameters in order to create accurate store orders
    •  Support store operations with regards to all inventory related queries and issues
    •  Generate high level reports utilizing large volumes of data to inform decisions to management
    •  Relationship Management – Communicate and build relationships with vendors, divisional management, branch personnel, buying community and supply chain to support the department’s ability to achieve KPIs

    Qualifications    

    • Relevant degree in Business Sciences, Logistics or Supply Chain

    Experience    

    •  Minimum of 1 year retail / operational / stock management experience
    •  Experienced in root cause analysis / problem-solving
    •  Experience with using analytic tools (Excel, SAP Self Service)

    Knowledge and Skills    

    •  Strong numerical and analytical aptitude and high proficiency in interpreting data to build reports
    •  Strong willingness to learn and adapt
    •  Ability to grasp complex concepts and understand the bigger picture
    •  Strong ability to communicate both up and down the hierarchy within a large organization
    •  Ability to work independently
    •  Ability to work under pressure

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