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  • Posted: Apr 4, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Shoprite Group of Companies, comprising several iconic brands, is the largest retailer in Africa. It started out as a group of eight grocery stores in 1979, and has grown into a technologically-advanced, continent-wide business selling items from food, liquor and medicine, to concert tickets and furniture. Today the Group is at the forefront of retail...
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    Demand Planner

    Purpose of the Job    
    The main purpose of the position is to manage, maintain and ensure accurate customer demand forecasts through incorporating current and accurate market information. The posion requires you to work closely with stakeholders to turn data information that can be used to make sound business decisions.

    Job Objectives    

    • Manage, maintain and ensure accurate customer demand forecasts through incorporating current and accurate market information.
    • Predicting and forecasting customer demands and provide the supply chain with the appropriate information.
    • Detailed sales analysis and planning.
    • Strategic planning on various product ranges.
    • Working closely with stakeholders to turn data information and knowledge, that can be used to make sound business decisions.
    • Data validation and integrity testing.

    Qualifications    

    • Bachelor's degree in logistics, Supply Chain or similar.

    Experience    

    • Minimum of 1 year's relevant experience.

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Customer first mindset
    • Critical thinker with proven analytical capability
    • Solutions orientated with a can do attitude
    • Proven track record of delivering high quality work
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Proficiency in Excel and google sheets
    • Knowledge of SAP, WMS(infor), statistical modelling, demand and forecasting systems.
    • Supply chain principles and practices.

    Closing Date: 5th, April 2022

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    Accountant: Buying

    Purpose of the Job    
    In the role of Buying Accountant, your portfolio leverages your specialised tactical knowledge within Supermarkets Divisional Buying as a key success factor in providing support to a variety of financial, operational, and project scenarios. Core to this role is the execution of daily, weekly, monthly and annual account reconciliation and reporting activities related to all Supermarkets Divisional Buying transactions. The team will look to you for accurate financial execution, process refinements, and collaborative integration guidance to ensure that an accurate, high quality of ongoing Supermarkets Divisional Buying support and performance is maintained.

    Job Objectives    

    • Accurately capture, calculate and record trading terms and ensure monies are timeously collected and allocated.
    • Manage and control the collecting of promotional funding and advertising recoupment.
    • Track, coordinate and monitor all condition contracts, ensuring the respective team members comply with accurate capturing of contract types, profit center allocation, date ranges and conditions, timeously executed and errors identified and referred for processing and resolution.
    • Maintain and communicate list of swell suppliers.
    • Execute swell income vs wastage reporting into the operational teams.
    • Prepare for monthly financial meetings and execute all related reporting requirements.
    • Track and report on all financial performance measurements including sales, GP, advertising recoupment and promotional funding.
    • Perform promotional profitability analyses across the various supermarket banners.
    • Perform data driven analyses of operational matters that have financial impact on the business.
    • Build forecast models on new ways of negotiating and returns achievable to assist the buying team members.
    • Develop and maintain a spend tracker to monitor income from suppliers.
    • Develop and execute processes to monitor and recover uncollected monies.
    • Support Divisional Managers with reporting and analysis as and when required.
    • Responsible for financial processes in the buying team related to condition contracts, trading terms and pricing claims.
    • Manage and maintain related shared documents and access on shared drives.
    • Support buying and marketing teams in the execution of all financial related processes and responsibilities.
    • Engage with various and multiple stakeholders (both financial and operational) across the business to ensure alignment on execution and business requirements.
    • Support the Head Buyer with driving and maintaining corporate governance of contracts, resolutions and authorisations.

    Qualifications    

    • BCom in Finance, Accounting, or equivalent

    Experience    

    • Relevant experience in a finance orientated, accounting or similar role.  

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Strong knowledge and application of accounting package systems and software (e.g., SAP, Pastel).
    • Proficiency in MS Office 365 with an advanced level of Excel skill – (essential).

    Closing Date: 15th, April 2022

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    Assistant Accountant

    Purpose of the Job    
    The purpose of the Assistant Accountant role is to execute financial administrative functions including all processes relating to Swell Allowance policies and practices within the Buying function. The role supports process efficiency and improvement through the effective reconciliation of accounts, creation and submission of billing and invoices, preparation of financial data, statements and reports and maintenance of financial documentation and records. The role requires a meticulous individual with well-developed organisational skills and the ability to provide excellent financial administrative support to ensure commercial targets are met. The role is particularly well suited to a Commerce or Financial graduate with a keen interest in growing their commercial acumen in a dynamic retail environment.

    Job Objectives    

    • Perform reconciliations between various systems, ensuring all swell allowance credits, volume rebates and special promotional rebates are balanced and processed for credits and/or payments.
    • Accurately process invoices and billings and ensure required authorisations are obtained.
    • Collect, update and maintain data that forms part of the billing process.
    • Maintain a consolidated list of swell suppliers and communicate to key stakeholders.
    • Run wastage figures and reports including swell vs wastage comparisons to enable the management team to identify opportunities and make sound business decisions.
    • Communicate with suppliers on expenses or payments and timeously resolve all related queries.
    • Consolidate and prepare finance and account reconciliation data and reports within specified standards and distribute to relevant stakeholders.
    • Verify discrepancies on reconciliations and resolve reconciling items.
    • Work with IT to streamline reporting efficiencies and improvements.
    • Support auditing processes through the preparation of standard reports and data.
    • Update and maintain all related financial data, records and files as per company policies ensuring accuracy and integrity of information is maintained.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree or National Diploma in Finance, Accounting or a related field – (essential).

    Experience    

    • 2+ years experience in a similar capacity or role, processing and executing financial administrative, reconciliation and reporting activities in a corporate or retail environment – (essential).

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of financial and accounting concepts and principles – (essential).
    • Proficiency in MS Office 365 with intermediate Excel skills to prepare detailed spreadsheets using formulas – (essential).

    Closing Date: 5th, April 2022

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    DC Inventory Planner

    Purpose of the Job    
    The main purpose of a DC Inventory Planner is to manage the Supply Chain by optimizing inventory mix in the DC through effective management of key supplier accounts and product ranges. The Planner also facilitates all product through the supply chain until on the shelf.
     
    Job Objectives    

    • System coordination of supplier accounts optimize most profitable ordering patterns/frequency
    • Item parameter setting and data analysis to enable optimal forecasting results
    • Product lifecycle management
    • Place supplier purchase orders to ensure achieval of inventory and service
    • Maintain service level deliverables
    • Promotional planning and replenishement
    • Forecasting exception management
    • Project Management
    • Data analysis and reporting

    Qualifications    

    • Degree in Supply Chain or relevant (Desirable)

    Experience    

    • 2 years forcasting experience
    • Experience in an FMCG environment is advantageous

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Product knowledge will be advantageous
    • Computer Literacy - MS Office, especially Excel - Pivot Tables
    • SAP Knowledge

    Closing Date: 30th, April 2022

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    Branch Manager

    Purpose of the Job    

    • To ensure that all departments within the OK Furniture Branch function optimally and to achieve sales results through people.
    • To manage sales performance of the branch.
    • To control all stock management functions within the branch.
    • To ensure that all branch staff are managed effectively.
    • To provide excellent customer service.
    • To control all cash management activities within the branch
    • To report on all branch activities and relevant data
    • To contribute towards the regional budgeting process
    • To implement daily management controls
    • People Management Training

    Job Objectives    

    • To manage sales performance of the branch.
    • To control all stock management functions within the branch.
    • To ensure that all branch staff are managed effectively.
    • To provide excellent customer service.
    • To control all cash management activities within the branch
    • To report on all branch activities and relevant data
    • To contribute towards the regional budgeting process
    • To implement daily management controls
    • People Management Training

    Qualifications    

    • Matric

    Experience    

    • Retail and Hospitality Experience- 2 yr experience
    • Branch Management Experience- 2 yr experience (Desirable)

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Financial Management- 6 months
    • Performance Management
    • Sales
    • Computer Literacy- 1 yr
    • Branch systems- 6 months
    • Branch reports- 6 months

    Closing Date: 15th, April 2022

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    Trainer: Accredited

    Purpose of the Job    
    The purpose of the Trainer (Portfolio) role is to deliver on Training delivery to the specific divisional portfolio being serviced. Using the Training Delivery framework developed in the Group L&D Solutions space, the role ensures the effective training delivery to achieve business objectives. The role establishes business training briefing inputs and works closely with the L&D team to create suitable training inputs in conjunction with People Partners and business. This role achieves success by driving an effective, professional and proficient training experience within their specific business/divisional portfolio for permanent and non-permanent staff members.

    The Accredited Trainer portfolio will deliver a wide variety of course content primarily focused on the Accredited learning materials but may from time to time need to present or convey non accredited course material. The accredited training falls in line with the SETA requirements and requires trainers who are accredited in delivering the associated outcomes based course content and unit standards - National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and associated NQF credits that learners can obtain when completing certain unit standard. The SETA requires both registered accredited assessors and moderators. In this portfolio there is a close relationship with the L&D Design and Development team to facilitate the transfer of the instruction design to enable the trainer to deliver according to the required unit standards.

    Job Objectives    
    Employee Centric Delivery:

    • Utilise a variety of training methodologies, techniques, concepts, learning tools and practices to ensure maximum effectiveness of training programs. Monitor and measure effectiveness of all training. Partner with the L&D team to develop and deliver high quality training interventions and where required, to ensure that the outcomes and required units standards for accredited training materials is adequately delivered. Together with the L&D team, Divisional People Partner and Training Delivery Manager, conduct specific training needs assessments to support the design, development and delivery of relevant training. Ensure the overall quality in all training processes. Establish, plan and schedule training in consultation with the relevant stakeholders. Arranging of appropriate training venues, equipment, training materials as applicable etc. Ensure successful transfer of knowledge and competence through effective training facilitation techniques. Together with the L&D team Divisional People Partner and Training Delivery Manager, Setting up, administering and conducting training assessment tools, such as CBT’s, final assessments where relevant etc. Complete all relevant training administration accurately and timeously. Periodically evaluate ongoing programs to ensure if they reflect any changes and update delivery of the revised content on a regular basis. Regular reporting and providing feedback to the relevant stakeholders.

    People (Self, Team & Organisational):

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

    Financial, Reporting & BI:

    • Ensuring accuracy in data input and relevant reports as applicable to the Divisional Training team. 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 Divisional Training team and other training stakeholders. 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, POPI Act, Skills Development Act. Identifying and mitigating of Divisional Training risks.

    Future-Fit:

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

    Qualifications    

    • Diploma in HR, OD, Training and Development or equivalent - (beneficial).
    • Grade 12, National Senior Certificate - (essential).
    • Experience within the FMCG, retail sector or similar - (essential).

    Experience    

    • 1+ Year experience in an Accredited Training Delivery role rendering Training delivery on content and material of an accredited nature with unit standards and NQF credits with exposure to assessment and moderation - (essential).

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • As relevant to perform the role.

    Closing Date: 12th, April 2022

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    Senior Programmer (III)

    Purpose of the Job    
    To assist the Team Lead in the Team with the support and design of new systems, integration requirements, and maintenance of existing systems. The candidate will be part of a team of Developers and will provide support to all implemented systems, integrations, and server applications deployed in the enterprise.

    Job Objectives    

    • Maintain and manage PROD and DEV applications and systems
    • Be involved with the entire lifecycle of a solution from design through coding, testing, deployment, and training.

    Qualifications    
    Essential

    • Grade 12
    • 5-7 years Industry Certification: IT Programming Diploma or Certificate

    Desirable

    • 2-3 years Industry Certification: AWS/Azure Cloud Diploma or Certificate

    Experience    

    • Essential (5-8 years)
    • Genero 3.20 Business Development Language proficiency at an advanced programming level is required. An advanced level of Informix 4GL programming experience will suffice.
    • UNIX AIX command line knowledge to an intermediate level is required.
    • UNIX scripting experience to an intermediate level, the advanced level will be advantageous.
    • Exposure to Agile and Scrum is advantageous as well as exposure to Atlassian JIRA.
    • Supply Chain or Distribution systems experience is recommended.
    • Analysis and Design, as well as Testing experience, will be advantageous.
    • System support experience will be advantageous.
    • A determined problem-solving mindset will be advantageous.
    • Strong communication and documentation skills are recommended.
    • The applicant should enjoy teamwork and work closely with stakeholders at various business levels.

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Refer to above.

    Closing Date: 15th, April 2022

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    Domain Architect II - Technology

    Purpose of the Job    
    Become part of an innovative, forward-thinking and strategic IT architecture team.

    Our mature architecture team is based in Brackenfell (strategically placed close to the sea and the Cape winelands) and includes experts in enterprise architecture, solution architecture and data architecture. We operate in an agile retail environment of Africa’s largest retailer that utilizes industry leading IT technologies which run on-premise and in multiple cloud platforms.

    As a recognized authority of IT Technologies, the Domain Architect strategically advises on and drives the IT Technology strategy that underpins all IT solutions, creates the architecture for these platforms and leads the realization of the architecture roadmap into the target state. Deep subject matter knowledge relating to SAP Technologies, Technology Platforms, Infrastructure Platforms, Data Centers, Cloud and Security technologies as applicable to the retail industry is essential.

    Job Objectives    
    Consult on the IT Technology strategy, develop roadmaps and reference architectures, and govern the technology selection in support thereof.

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

    Be clearly identified as the senior design authority as it relates to the IT Technology domain and provides 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 enterprise solution landscape.
    • Detect critical deficiencies in IT Technology architectures and recommend improvements.
    • Work with external service providers to drive projects to successful implementation.
    • Review external and internal designs for IT Technology systems from a risk and technology perspective
    • Ensure applicable Architecture and Design reviews are conducted for IT Technology 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 conform to architecture principles and standards.
    • Mentor solution architect / senior developers / designers / business analysts. 
    • Provide expert IT Technology guidance, ensure solution architectures and designs are in line with the IT Technology strategy and technology standards and conduct architecture and design reviews as part of the Architecture Review Committee.

    Define and develop the overall IT Technology architecture landscape in partnership with other Domain Architects and Solution Architects.

    • Review proposed solution architectures ensuring alignment with architecture principles, the architecture framework, IT Technology reference architectures, set technology standards and identify critical gaps, and recommend improvements.
    • Give guidance and advice to peers in respect of IT Technology solution designs ensuring the designs conform to industry's best practices and standards.
    • Engage all stakeholders to obtain agreement on proposed IT Technology solutions and work closely with business stakeholders, Business Analysts, System Analysts and Project Managersto architect and implement media solutions.
    • Govern all technology standards for the Shoprite Group and conduct regular technology standard reviews of all new technologies introduced to Shoprite.
    • 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) - essential
    • TOGAF certification (or similar) - desirable

    Experience    
    Essential:

    • 10 to 15 years Working experience within the IT industry.
    • 5 to 10 years Experience with technology platforms, infrastructure platforms, data centers, IT security, Cloud architectures and SAP Technologies
    • 5 years Retail industry experience with an understanding of retail business processes.
    • 5+ years Experience in architecting IT Technology programs with detailed understanding Technology Frameworks.
    • 5+ years Experience with all aspects of IT projects from business analysis, architecture, system analysis and design through development, testing, implementation, and production support (SDLC).
    • 5+ years Excellent design and architecture skills and proven track record delivering well designed complex enterprise class systems.
    • 3+ years Excellent technical development and be able to mentor others to improve their design and development skills.
    • 5+ years Identification and formulation of solution architecture and solution alternatives and their assessment.
    • 5+ years Demonstrated expertise in a variety of application development methodologies and practices.
    • 2 to 3 years Lead a team through an architectural development process and collaborate with application development teams, architects and other members of the software development team.
    • 2 to 3 years Experience with current research and standards in Solution Architecture.

    Desirable:

    • 5+ years Experience in high volume data and files processing, in a batch and real time, integration environment.
    • 2+ years Experience in agile practices. 
    • 2 - 3 years Project management experience of mid-sized projects

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • 10 years Architecture and design of IT Technology Solutions and integration to other solutions. 
    • 3 - 5 years Experience with cloud architecture, including AWS and Azure 
    • 3 - 5 years Proven experience creating technology platforms, building and maintaining reliable and scalable solutions as well as experience working with varied forms of data infrastructures
    • 3 - 5 years Software development frameworks and methodologies (Agile, Scrum, TOGAF, etc.)
    • 10 years Strong analytical, problem-solving and logical skills
    • 5 years Strong senior stakeholder management skills 
    • 5 years Excellent teamwork, interpersonal skills
    • 5 years Out of the box thinker (lateral) 
    • 3 years Ability to innovate 
    • 5 years Develop of proposals and excellent written communication & presentation skills
    • 5 years Excellent organisation and facilitation skills
    • 5 years Strong conflict management skills

    Closing Date: 2nd,May 2022

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    Junior Data Analyst

    Purpose of the Job    
    To increase competitiveness and profitability of a product category by providing analysis, support, planning and executing the customer centric category strategy based on product assortment, pricing, promotions and product placement. The roleperforms descriptive data analysis by gathering, consolidating and analysing relatively complex data and datasets to produce insights, predictions, recommendations and reports that advises stakeholders on business challenges and sales opportunities while supporting long-term trading strategies.

    Key outputs include:

    • Produce insights, predictions and recommendations
    • Produce tactical and strategic reporting
    • Support long-term trading strategies

    Job Objectives    
    Produce insights, predictions and recommendations:

    • Perform analytics based on a defined set of reports, models and standards to deliver insights that supports business decision-making, addresses business or trading challenges and provides actionable solutions.
    • Analyse nuances in customer profile and behaviour and make recommendations around adjustment in offer, pricing, promotions and other trade related decisions to better meet customer demands.
    • Perform analysis and interpretation of performance of new projects e.g., changes in range, pricing initiatives, new products and promotions, changes in display in-store, changes in product on-shelf availability.
    • Proactively support buyers with robust data that informs pricing and promotional performance.
    • Integrate various data sources to unlock and realise sales opportunities e.g., data from other departments, local census.
    • Implement a statistically sound and consistent approach to measuring the effectiveness of proposed pricing strategies within the department.

    Produce tactical and strategic reporting:

    • Deliver predefined reports to support business activities e.g., preparation for supplier performance reviews, pricing reviews, promotional planning and performance and sales analysis.
    • Integrate reports with sound recommendations based on fact-based scenarios.
    • Prepare for weekly management meetings on critical data related issues and departmental KPIs.
    • Produce integrated reports including sales and profitability performance reports, competitor pricing and merchandising reports and other general reports as the business need rises.

    Support long-term trading strategies:

    • Support long-term strategy level decisions using customer science techniques.
    • Collect and interpret initiatives proposed in annual category reviews and thoroughly brief relevant buyers on insights prior to supplier meetings.
    • Support buyers with the preparation of annual category strategies by reporting performance on key initiatives.
    • Collaborate with cross functional teams, leveraging successful initiatives, findings and analytics techniques to benefit the broader national team.

    Qualifications    
    Essential:

    • Relevant Bachelor's degree (BCom, BSc.) or any other Data analytics certification.

    Experience    
    Essential:

    • 2+years’ experience as a Data Analyst or similar role in a business environment, with demonstrable knowledge and experience applying research, analytical methods, applications and tools within large datasets to identify trends and purchasing behaviour that informs pricing, promotional, merchandising and trading decisions.

    Desirable:

    • Experience in retail and/or loyalty programmes
    • Project management experience

    Knowledge and Skills    
    Essential Knowledge and Skills:

    • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills
    • Ability to relay insights in plain language, such that these can be used to inform business decisions
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • High critical thinking skills
    • Strong work ethic
    • Excellent English communication skills - verbal and written
    • Financial and business acumen with an understanding of how data is leveraged in a retail trading environment
    • Strong proficiency with MS Office 365 with an Advanced level of Excel skills and intermediate Word processing skills
    • Mathematical proficiency

    Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

    • Pharmaceutical and Front shop product knowledge
    • Exposure to SAP Buying / Retail Systems
    • Tableau or MS Power BI
    • Power Query in Excel
    • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Excel
    • Structured Query Language (SQL)
    • R or Python Programming

    Closing Date: 10th, April 2022

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    Junior Data Analyst-Transpharm Divisional Office

    Purpose of the Job    
    To increase competitiveness and profitability of a product category by providing analysis, support, planning and executing the customer centric category strategy based on product assortment, pricing, promotions and product placement. The roleperforms descriptive data analysis by gathering, consolidating and analysing relatively complex data and datasets to produce insights, predictions, recommendations and reports that advises stakeholders on business challenges and sales opportunities while supporting long-term trading strategies.

    Key outputs include:

    • Produce insights, predictions and recommendations
    • Produce tactical and strategic reporting
    • Support long-term trading strategies

    Job Objectives    

     Produce insights, predictions and recommendations:

    • Perform analytics based on a defined set of reports, models and standards to deliver insights that supports business decision-making, addresses business or trading challenges and provides actionable solutions.
    • Analyse nuances in customer profile and behaviour and make recommendations around adjustment in offer, pricing, promotions and other trade related decisions to better meet customer demands.
    • Perform analysis and interpretation of performance of new projects e.g., changes in range, pricing initiatives, new products and promotions, changes in display in-store, changes in product on-shelf availability.
    • Proactively support buyers with robust data that informs pricing and promotional performance.
    • Integrate various data sources to unlock and realise sales opportunities e.g., data from other departments, local census.
    • Implement a statistically sound and consistent approach to measuring the effectiveness of proposed pricing strategies within the department.

    Produce tactical and strategic reporting:

    • Deliver predefined reports to support business activities e.g., preparation for supplier performance reviews, pricing reviews, promotional planning and performance and sales analysis.
    • Integrate reports with sound recommendations based on fact-based scenarios.
    • Prepare for weekly management meetings on critical data related issues and departmental KPIs.
    • Produce integrated reports including sales and profitability performance reports, competitor pricing and merchandising reports and other general reports as the business need rises.

    Support long-term trading strategies:

    • Support long-term strategy level decisions using customer science techniques.
    • Collect and interpret initiatives proposed in annual category reviews and thoroughly brief relevant buyers on insights prior to supplier meetings.
    • Support buyers with the preparation of annual category strategies by reporting performance on key initiatives.
    • Collaborate with cross functional teams, leveraging successful initiatives, findings and analytics techniques to benefit the broader national team.

    Qualifications    

    Essential:

    • Relevant Bachelor's degree (BCom, BSc.) or any other Data analytics certification.

    Experience    

    Essential:

    • 2+years’ experience as a Data Analyst or similar role in a business environment, with demonstrable knowledge and experience applying research, analytical methods, applications and tools within large datasets to identify trends and purchasing behaviour that informs pricing, promotional, merchandising and trading decisions.

    Desirable:

    • Experience in retail and/or loyalty programmes
    • Project management experience

    Knowledge and Skills    
    Essential Knowledge and Skills:

    • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills
    • Ability to relay insights in plain language, such that these can be used to inform business decisions
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • High critical thinking skills
    • Strong work ethic
    • Excellent English communication skills - verbal and written
    • Financial and business acumen with an understanding of how data is leveraged in a retail trading environment
    • Strong proficiency with MS Office 365 with an Advanced level of Excel skills and intermediate Word processing skills
    • Mathematical proficiency

    Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

    • Pharmaceutical and Front shop product knowledge
    • Exposure to SAP Buying / Retail Systems
    • Tableau or MS Power BI
    • Power Query in Excel
    • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Excel
    • Structured Query Language (SQL)
    • R or Python Programming

    Closing Date: 10th, April 2022

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    Programmer III (IT System Dev)

    Purpose of the Job    
    To assist the Team Lead in the IT System DevTeam with the support and design of new systems, integration requirements and maintenance of existing systems.?The candidate will be part of a team of Developers and will provide support to all implemented systems, integrations, server applications deployed in the enterprise.

    Job Objectives    

    • Maintain and manage PROD and DEV applications and systems
    • Be involved with the entire lifecycle of a solution from design through coding, testing, deployment, and training.

    Qualifications    
    Essential

    • Grade 12
    • 5-7 years Industry Certification: IT Programming Diploma or Certificate

    Desirable

    • 2-3 years Industry Certification: AWS/Azure Cloud Diploma or Certificate

    Experience    
    Essential

    • 4-7 years Extensive Experience with various Programming Languages, Perl, Python, PHP, NodeJS, Java
    • 2-4 years Experience with API definitions, integration design
    • 4-7 years Experience with Microsoft and Linux System Administration for security, permissions, and application patching
    • 2-4 years Experience with AWS Cloud technology stack

    Desirable

    • 2-4 years Experience withLAMP stack, Apache, SQL, Grafana, NodeRed
    • 2 4 years experience with Bitbucket, Jira, git, user documentation, and training

    Knowledge and Skills    
    Essential

    • 5-7 years Understanding of Programming and SDLC fundamentals and concepts
    • 3-5 years Understanding of System user and group permission administration
    • 3-5 years Understanding of common application installation/patching on Linux systems
    • 3-5 years Understanding of Cloud PaaS, Docker, microservices.
    • 5-8 years Proficiency in scripting and programming languages.
    • 5-8 years Proficiency in Database design and SQL
    • 1-3 years Willingness to apply experience and impart and guide a young team
    • 3-5 years Strong skills in the technical design of solutions
    • 3-5 years of Experience with standardization guidelines for SDLC. 
    • 3-5 years Strong knowledge of API and integration design 

    Desirable

    • 3-5 years Knowledge of network components fundamentals and concepts 
    • 3-5 years Knowledge of Enterprise Monitoring fundamentals and concepts 
    • 3-5 years of Knowledge of Layer7 security.

    Closing Date: 5th, April 2022

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    Business Analyst Team Lead (Merchandise and Planning)

    Purpose of the Job    
    This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team of Business Analysts at Shoprite. You will be part of delivering business and technology solutions across the Shoprite Group to some of the most recognised South Africa Retail brands and you’ll do it by working on the best of breed of technologies.

    We’re proud to be publicly recognised as the largest private sector employer in South Africa and leading employer in Africa. We focus on attracting, developing and retaining a loyal and committed workforce, dedicated to the Group’s culture and organisational objectives.

    The Business Analyst Team Lead is responsible for leading and coaching a team of Business Analysts, to maximise productivity and increase business delivery within the Business Analysis space. This includes the fostering of cross-discipline relationships to constantly review and improve on ways of work.

    Job Objectives    

    • Information Seeking & Analysis Align closely with business and delivery stakeholders around strategic roadmaps.
    • Assist to shape the demand for the specific area.
    • Assist with lean business cases / PAC / Board approvals.
    • Perform high-level analysis activities in the CE cycle
    • Ensures E2E processes are documented, understood & aligned with business and architecture.
    • Solid understanding of E2E for area of responsibility.
    • Have a deep understanding of the value streams within the domain and products they support, to assist in shaping the roadmap for those products.
    • Focus on customer centricity and customer experience throughout all operational processes and value streams and help to create a culture of customer centricity within the BA discipline.
    • Surfacing and delivering regular insights to the Business Stakeholders with sound recommendations, allowing our Business Stakeholders to make informed strategic decisions.
    • Produces innovative ideas or solutions that challenge traditional assumptions, and approaches ongoing developments from new perspectives.
    • Devises, initiates and drives effective change initiatives in own area or department as well as across various disciplines
    • Leadership, Facilitation & Influencing Collaborating with stakeholders (within IT and Business) to identify and consider opportunities for improvement and efficiency.
    • Promote best practices and persuade stakeholders to change practises and consider other alternatives.
    • Coaching and mentoring for BA's in BA tools, standards, best practices, processes and delivery.
    • Promoting a culture of collaboration and cross-discipline engagement within the team;
    • Ensures that the contribution of others is recognised through formal reward processes and also gestures of informal recognition.

    Lead a team of BAs

    • Communication, Building & Maintaining Relationships Assist with identification of resources to be allocated to work requests based on specific knowledge areas or skills Foster a partnership between business stakeholders, delivery teams, architecture and the rest of the BA community;
    • Identify business and organisational constraints affecting options for change.
    • Align with the PMO and Business on upcoming projects, initiatives and work request, so that we can start planning and communicating this, and anticipate resource requirements to ensure that resources are brought on board / assigned timeously.
    • Collaborating with all disciplines and benchmarking value adding solutions.
    • Evaluate and improve solution assessment and validation.
    • Eliciting and analysing cultural, business and organisational constraints effecting options for change.

    Continuously support the business environment and provide recommendations for improvement

    • Organising, multitasking & time management Strong commitment to organisational objectives and ensuring high quality delivery on work.
    • Ensuring costs are monitored and users and the organisation benefit. Able to coach the business analysts on organisation and effective time management.
    • Knowledge and Application Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration across the organisation, acting as a visible role-model of these values and behaviours.

    Proactively consults with a broad cross-section of stakeholders during all aspects of decision making.

    • Able to coach the business analysts in terms of methods used to analyze and benchmark business cases, which will align with the business strategies of the organisation (including feasibility and business benefits).
    • Research and identify opportunities to improve the business' offering and add value to our customers through the solutions we provide.
    • Drive the change management barriers impacting User Acceptance Testing.

    Solve & mitigate project risks.

    • Liaise with Products Owners and other stakeholders to co-ordinate interdependencies and resolve issues.
    • Actively contribute in the development of the BA practice within the organisation.
    • Act as an SME in CoPs to share knowledge and expertise with the community.
    • Demonstrates detailed and comprehensive knowledge of own area.
    • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of related external issues and knows about research and upcoming developments.
    • Seeks to be actively involved in cutting-edge research and development activities. Ensures that the necessary organisational structures and processes are in place for others to do so.
    • Proactively investigates ways that new technology can support the achievement of organisational objectives and significantly enhance overall performance.
    • Demonstrates extensive understanding and in-depth knowledge of the working and overall function of organisational departments.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree with 5 to 8 years related experience.
    • Advanced BA certification, CBAP, AAC or similar
    • Facilitation or Coaching qualification / experience

    Experience    

    • 5+ years experience SAP Merchandise Planning and Sourcing (SAP Master Data, Pricing, Promotions)
    • Previous experience in leading a team including recruitment, resource allocation and people development
    • Experience working within all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
    • Business Process Management experience
    • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
    • Excellent relationship management and collaboration skills
    • Good planning and time management skills
    • Good business and IT acumen
    • Problem solving and decision making
    • Ability to influence
    • Organising, co-ordinating and directing
    • Self-starter, with a can-do attitude
    • Customer focused
    • Analytical thinking
    • Decision making
    • Results driven

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Facilitation or Coaching qualification / experience
    • Business understanding of the broader retail industry
    • SAP experience
    • Aris experience
    • Very strong BA background.
    • 5+ years of SAP Merchandise Planning and Sourcing with hands on experience in the business processes in: 
    1. Master Data (Articles, Listing, Sites, Vendors, Customers), 
    2. Pricing (Retail and Purchase Prices)
    3. Promotions
    4. Imports & Exports (Tariffing, Compliance, Trade Preference, Cost Conditions)
    • Conditions Contracts & Rebates

    Closing Date: 5th, April 2022

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    Intermediate Business Analyst (Stores)

    Purpose of the Job    
    This is an exciting opportunity for you tjoin our dynamic team of Business Analysts at Shoprite. You will be part of delivering business and technology solutions across the Shoprite Group tsome of the most recognised South Africa Retail brands and you’ll dit by working on the best of breed of technologies. We’re proud tbe publicly recognised as a largest private sector employer in South Africa and leading employer in Africa. We focus on attracting, developing and retaining a loyal and committed workforce, dedicated tthe Group’s culture and organisational objectives.

    The role facilitates effective and competitive business processes by eliciting, analysing, validating and documenting business organisational and/or operational requirements, providing alternatives and making recommendations. This role plays an instrumental role in the delivery teams tensure that solutions are delivered according tthe business requirements

    Job Objectives    
    Information Seeking & Analysis

    • Understand and analyse the current business environment.
    • Operate confidently within business strategy, current trends and developments in the retail industry.
    • Improve and maintain the systems and operational processes within a specific domain.
    • Optimize current and potential integrated systems and E2E business processes.
    • Analyse and understand the customers (Internal and external) that are impacted, through the use of user journeys, research and/or spending time in the various operational areas.
    • Analyse and document user requirements and assess the business implication of these tthe business process involved.
    • Collaborate with user stakeholders in satisfying these requirements.
    • Propose and document process improvements where appropriate and provide alternatives / options.
    • Assess risks, costs and potential benefits of alternative business process designs.
    • Develop business rules and monitor the implementation of these rules in the development of the various application systems.
    • Devises, initiates and drives effective small tmeduim change initiatives in own area or department.

    Facilitation & Influencing

    • Taking ownership tmaintain knowledge within a specific area and sharing of that knowledge across the team. This includes interviews, presentations and workshop facilitations with both business & IT.
    • Work closely with Architects, Designers and Business stakeholders tdesign and implement solutions.
    • Research & Advise on alternatives presented by the technical designers and answer detailed questions regarding the business design.
    • Confidently engage the most appropriate business representatives tobtain input and agreement on alternatives (related tbest practise in the industry) that are presented.
    • Plan, arrange and control meetings, workshops and relations with the user during the investigations, design and development of business processes and solutions.
    • Advise stakeholders (within IT and Business) tconsider solutions which will work best for the business.
    • Motivate stakeholders tchange practises and consider other alternatives.
    • Coaching and mentoring of Junior BA team members.

    Communication, Building & Maintaining Relationships

    • To build and optimize trusting relationships with business users and IT stakeholders by delivering what was promised and providing comprehensive knowledge and support.
    • Foster a partnership between business stakeholders, IT disciplines and the delivery teams. Collaborating with all disciplines tdrive out value adding solutions, and ensuring quick and efficient delivery.
    • Accurately communicating the business requirements tIT tensure that business needs are effectively and efficiently addressed. Keep Business Users informed of any changes (alsaccommodate changes in requirements as they are progressively elaborated).
    • Drive and oversee solution assessment and validation. Identify cultural, business and organisational constraints affecting options for change.
    • Ttrain business users, rendering support and facilitating sessions for end-users.
    • Continuously support the business environment, while maintaining an understanding of enterprise business initiatives and objectives, the various line portfolios, current trends and developments in the technology field.
    • Assist with and provide timeous feedback on ad-hoc queries from business stakeholders.
    • Thinking partner and troubleshooter for business problems.

    Organising, multitasking & time management

    • Strong commitment tproject objectives and delivering high quality work.
    • Take responsibility for the timelines within the project plan, of the business analysis effort related ta project.
    • Plan and organise own work and deliver on promises.
    • Focus personal efforts on achieving results aligned torganisation objectives.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree or Diploma with 3 to 5 years related experience.
    • Business Analysis certification at Practitioner level (ECBA, CCBA), FTI certification or similar

    Experience    

    • Experience working within all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
    • Good process modelling skills • Excellent communication, both written and verbal • Effective relationship management and collaboration skills
    • Good business and IT acumen • Self-starter, with a can-dattitude • Customer focused • Analytical thinking
    • Results driven • Good planning and time management skills 3+ years experience in Retail store processes and practices
    • Business understanding of the broader retail industry - desirable
    • SAP experience - desirable

    Knowledge and Skills    
    Knowledge and Application

    • Research, document and prepare business cases. Review and advise on various business cases which will align with the business strategies of the organisation (including feasibility and business benefits).
    • Actively investigate and recommend opportunities toptimize the business' offering and add value tour customers through the solutions we provide.
    • Confidently provide solutions and ensure an understanding of scope by business user.
    • Implement feasible techniques telicit and analyse business problems and translate them intbusiness requirements.
    • Evaluate technical solutions and business processes against business requirements.
    • Facilitate and co-ordinate User Acceptance Testing - extract feedback and learnings and input back intrelevant IT solution teams.
    • Analyse and document project risks - recommend risk mitigation strategies.
    • Actively participate in the development of the BA practice within the organisation.
    • Contribute timproving ways of work for the BA community - commit tcoaching (others) and being coached (self).
    • Encourages immediate work colleagues tthink of themselves as a team.
    • Recognises others’ limitations and offers appropriate support, especially during difficult working periods.
    • Demonstrates an awareness of own strengths and limitations.
    • Keeps own skills and knowledge up tdate as needed.
    • Shares skills and relevant knowledge with others and provides guidance on how tcomplete tasks.
    • Demonstrates a good understanding of the work of other parts of the organisation in direct contact with own area.

    Closing Date: 10th, April 2022

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    Business Analyst Team Lead (Procure and Supply Chain)

    Purpose of the Job    
    This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team of Business Analysts at Shoprite. You will be part of delivering business and technology solutions across the Shoprite Group to some of the most recognised South Africa Retail brands and you’ll do it by working on the best of breed of technologies. We’re proud to be publicly recognised as the largest private sector employer in South Africa and leading employer in Africa. We focus on attracting, developing and retaining a loyal and committed workforce, dedicated to the Group’s culture and organisational objectives.

    The Business Analyst Team Lead is responsible for leading and coaching a team of Business Analysts, to maximise productivity and increase business delivery within the Business Analysis space. This includes the fostering of cross-discipline relationships to constantly review and improve on ways of work.

    Job Objectives    

    Information Seeking & Analysis Align closely with business and delivery stakeholders around strategic roadmaps.

    • Assist to shape the demand for the specific area. Assist with lean business cases / PAC / Board approvals.
    • Perform high-level analysis activities in the CE cycle (assisting to unpack Features, identifiy high-level impacts and dependencies etc)
    • Ensures E2E processes are documented, understood & aligned with business and architecture.
    • Solid understanding of E2E for area of responsibility.
    • Have a deep understanding of the value streams within the domain and products they support, to assist in shaping the roadmap for those products.
    • Focus on customer centricity and customer experience throughout all operational processes and value streams and help to create a culture of customer centricity within the BA discipline.
    • Surfacing and delivering regular insights to the Business Stakeholders with sound recommendations, allowing our Business Stakeholders to make informed strategic decisions.
    • Produces innovative ideas or solutions that challenge traditional assumptions, and approaches ongoing developments from new perspectives.
    • Devises, initiates and drives effective change initiatives in own area or department as well as across various disciplines

    Leadership, Facilitation & Influencing Collaborating with stakeholders (within IT and Business) to identify and consider opportunities for improvement and efficiency.

    • Promote best practices and persuade stakeholders to change practises and consider other alternatives.
    • Coaching and mentoring for BA's in BA tools, standards, best practices, processes and delivery.
    • Promoting a culture of collaboration and cross-discipline engagement within the team;
    • Ensures that the contribution of others is recognised through formal reward processes and also gestures of informal recognition.
    • Lead a team of BAs

    Communication, Building & Maintaining Relationships Assist with identification of resources to be allocated to work requests based on specific knowledge areas or skills

    • Foster a partnership between business stakeholders, delivery teams, architecture and the rest of the BA community; Identify business and organisational constraints affecting options for change.
    • Align with the PMO and Business on upcoming projects, initiatives and work request, so that we can start planning and communicating this, and anticipate resource requirements to ensure that resources are brought on board / assigned timeously.
    • Collaborating with all disciplines and benchmarking value adding solutions.
    • Evaluate and improve solution assessment and validation.
    • Eliciting and analysing cultural, business and organisational constraints effecting options for change.
    • Continuously support the business environment and provide recommendations for improvement
    • Thinking partner and ambassador for the business.

    Organising, multitasking & time management Strong commitment to organisational objectives and ensuring high quality delivery on work.

    • Ensuring costs are monitored and users and the organisation benefit.
    • Able to coach the business analysts on organisation and effective time management.
    • Demonstrates extensive understanding and in-depth knowledge of the working and overall function of organisational departments.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree with 5 to 8 years related experience.
    • Advanced BA certification, CBAP, AAC or similar
    • Facilitation or Coaching qualification / experience

    Experience    

    • 5+ years of SAP Planning and Procurement, Merchandise Distribution
    • Previous experience in leading a team including recruitment, resource allocation and people development
    • Experience working within all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
    • Business Process Management experience
    • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
    • Excellent relationship management and collaboration skills
    • Good planning and time management skills
    • Good business and IT acumen
    • Problem solving and decision making
    • Ability to influence
    • Organising, co-ordinating and directing
    • Self-starter, with a can-do attitude
    • Customer focused
    • Analytical thinking
    • Decision making
    • Results driven

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Facilitation or Coaching qualification / experience
    • Business understanding of the broader retail industry
    • SAP experience
    • Aris experience Very strong BA background. 
    • 5+ years of SAP Planning and Procurement, Merchandise Distribution with hands on experience in the business processes in:
    • Purchase orders Purchase Requisitions Collective Purchase orders Planning and delivery cycles Allocations Receipt and management of DC stock Order fulfillment from DC
    • Knowledge and Application Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration across the organisation, acting as a visible role-model of these values and behaviours.
    • Proactively consults with a broad cross-section of stakeholders during all aspects of decision making.
    • Able to coach the business analysts in terms of methods used to analyze and benchmark business cases, which will align with the business strategies of the organisation (including feasibility and business benefits).
    • Research and identify opportunities to improve the business' offering and add value to our customers through the solutions we provide.
    • Able to coach the business analysts to drive / shape input into the scope of solution and ensure understanding of scope by business user.
    • Drive the change management barriers impacting User Acceptance Testing.
    • Solve & mitigate project risks.
    • Liaise with Products Owners and other stakeholders to co-ordinate interdependencies and resolve issues.
    • Actively contribute in the development of the BA practice within the organisation.
    • Act as an SME in CoPs to share knowledge and expertise with the community.
    • Demonstrates detailed and comprehensive knowledge of own area.
    • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of related external issues and knows about research and upcoming developments. Seeks to be actively involved in cutting-edge research and development activities.
    • Ensures that the necessary organisational structures and processes are in place for others to do so.
    • Proactively investigates ways that new technology can support the achievement of organisational objectives and significantly enhance overall performance.
    • Demonstrates extensive understanding and in-depth knowledge of the working and overall function of organisational departments.

    Closing Date: 6th, April 2022

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    Senior Business Analyst - Platforms and Engineering

    Purpose of the Job    
    This is an exciting opportunity for you tjoin our dynamic team of Business Analysts at Shoprite. You will be part of delivering business and technology solutions across the Shoprite Group tsome of the most recognised South Africa Retail brands and you’ll dit by working on the best of breed of technologies. We’re proud tbe publicly recognised as a largest private sector employer in South Africa and leading employer in Africa. We focus on attracting, developing and retaining a loyal and committed workforce, dedicated tthe Group’s culture and organisational objectives.

    This role plays an instrumental role across business and delivery teams tensure that solutions are delivered according tthe business requirements considering cost, user and organisation benefit. The nature of projects in this role are generally across domains, high profile and complex in nature demanding expert business, process and technology perspectives and recommendations.

    Job Objectives    
    Information Seeking & Analysis

    • Perform high-level analysis activities in the CE cycle at a Senior / Specialist proficiency level.
    • Understand, analyse and identify areas for improvement in the current business environment and across other shared process/system business environments.
    • Operate confidently within and make contributions where appropriate tbusiness strategy, current trends and developments in the retail industry.
    • Operate confidently within the multiple domains, integrated systems and operational processes and make relevant connections across domains. Consider the enterprise wide solutions and impacts.
    • Operate confidently within multiple current and potential integrated systems and E2E business processes.
    • Analyse, understand and take a new perspective on customers (Internal and external) and multiple domain impacts through the use of user journeys, research and/or spending time in the various operational areas.
    • Collaborate with user stakeholders in the identification and documentation of user requirements.
    • Assess and document the business implication of user requirements tthe business process involved.
    • Propose and document process improvements where appropriate and provide alternatives / options.
    • Assess risks, costs and potential benefits of alternative business process designs.
    • Define business rules and guide the implementation of these rules in the development of the various application systems.
    • Devises, initiates and drives effective change initiatives in own area or department as well as across functional area.

    Leadership, Facilitation & Influencing

    • Taking ownership tprovide knowledge within specific area and identify possible improvement within the team. This includes interviews, presentations and workshop facilitations with both business & IT.
    • Works closely with Architects, Designers and Business stakeholders tevaluate suggested solutions.
    • Advise on alternatives presented by the technical designers and providing recommendations regarding the business design.
    • Persuade stakeholders tchange practises and consider other alternatives.
    • Coaching and mentoring for the Junior and Intermediate BA resources on business analysis processes and delivery.

    Communication, Building & Maintaining Relationships

    • To build and maintain a trust relationship with business users and IT stakeholders by ensuring solutions are delivered as promised and providing the necessary support and making recommendations.
    • Liaising with business stakeholders, IT disciplines and the delivery teams.
    • Collaborating with all disciplines and benchmarking value adding solutions.
    • Evaluate and improve solution assessment and validation.
    • Eliciting and analysing cultural, business and organisational constraints effecting options for change.
    • Continuously support the business environment and provide recommendations for improvement
    • Able tmanage vendor relationships where projects involve third parties

    Organising, multitasking & time management

    • Strong commitment torganisational objectives and ensuring high quality delivery on work.
    • Take responsibility for the timelines within the project plan, of the business analysis effort related ta project.
    • Ensuring costs are monitored and users and the organisation benefit.

    Knowledge and Application

    • Operate at an expert level in terms of methods used tanalyze and benchmark business cases, which will align with the business strategies of the organisation (including feasibility and business benefits).
    • Drive / shape input intthe scope of solution and ensure understanding of scope by business user.
    • Deploy appropriate techniques telicit and analyse business problems and translate them intbusiness needs.
    • Assess technical solutions and business processes against business requirements.
    • Lead in the mapping out of data conversion and reporting requirements.
    • Drive the change management barriers impacting User Acceptance Testing.
    • Produce fit-for-purpose specification documents for business requirements and processes using appropriate tools, while following the guidelines and standards for analysis artefacts.
    • Assist tsolve & mitigate project risks.
    • Liaise across teams tco-ordinate interdependencies and resolve issues.
    • Act as an SME in Communities of Practice tlearn from the community and share knowledge and expertise with the community.
    • Contribute timproving ways of work for the BA community, with specific focus on how timprove alignment, output, driving and influencing standards and quality.
    • Communicates proactively and encourages others tshare their views.
    • Demonstrates detailed and comprehensive knowledge of own area, and is recognised as an expert by people across the organisation. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of related external issues and knows about research and upcoming developments.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree with 5 to 8 years related experience.
    • Advanced BA certification, CBAP, AAC or similar

    Experience    

    • 5+ years Business Analysis experience within retail
    • Experience working within all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
    • Business Process Management experience
    • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
    • Excellent relationship management and collaboration skills
    • Good planning and time management skills
    • Willingness tcoach and mentor junior team members
    • Good business and IT acumen
    • Self-starter, with a can-dattitude
    • Customer focused
    • Analytical thinking
    • Decision making
    • Results driven
    • Knowledge and Skills    
    • Aris Modelling
    • Business Analysis
    • Formal training in business analysis and design methodologies
    • Experience in participating in projects
    • Solid track record in successful delivery in the BA environment
    • Commercial and business understanding of the broader retail industry will be advantageous.
    • Knowledge of data management functions , data flow diagrams and meta data knowledge
    • Exposure in IT Technical , Infrastructure related projects eg. Network services, integration, data backups and restoration.
    • Basic understanding of cloud computing and deployment solutions.
    • Understanding of information security , including cyber security

    Closing Date: 10th, April 2022

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    Intermediate Business Analyst (Platforms and Engineering)

    Purpose of the Job    
    This is an exciting opportunity for you tjoin our dynamic team of Business Analysts at Shoprite. You will be part of delivering business and technology solutions across the Shoprite Group tsome of the most recognised South Africa Retail brands and you’ll dit by working on the best of breed of technologies. We’re proud tbe publicly recognised as a largest private sector employer in South Africa and leading employer in Africa. We focus on attracting, developing and retaining a loyal and committed workforce, dedicated tthe Group’s culture and organisational objectives.

    The role facilitates effective and competitive business processes by eliciting, analysing, validating and documenting business organisational and/or operational requirements, providing alternatives and making recommendations. This role plays an instrumental role in the delivery teams tensure that solutions are delivered according tthe business requirements

    Job Objectives    

    Information Seeking & Analysis Understand and analyse the current business environment.

    • Operate confidently within business strategy, current trends and developments in the retail industry.
    • Improve and maintain the systems and operational processes within a specific domain.
    • Optimize current and potential integrated systems and E2E business processes.
    • Analyse and understand the customers (Internal and external) that are impacted, through the use of user journeys, research and/or spending time in the various operational areas.
    • Analyse and document user requirements and assess the business implication of these tthe business process involved.
    • Collaborate with user stakeholders in satisfying these requirements.
    • Propose and document process improvements where appropriate and provide alternatives / options. Assess risks, costs and potential benefits of alternative business process designs.
    • Develop business rules and monitor the implementation of these rules in the development of the various application systems.
    • Devises, initiates and drives effective small tmeduim change initiatives in own area or department.

    Facilitation & Influencing

    • Taking ownership tmaintain knowledge within a specific area and sharing of that knowledge across the team. This includes interviews, presentations and workshop facilitations with both business & IT.
    • Work closely with Architects, Designers and Business stakeholders tdesign and implement solutions.

    Research & Advise on alternatives presented by the technical designers and answer detailed questions regarding the business design.

    • Confidently engage the most appropriate business representatives tobtain input and agreement on alternatives (related tbest practise in the industry) that are presented.
    • Plan, arrange and control meetings, workshops and relations with the user during the investigations, design and development of business processes and solutions.
    • Advise stakeholders (within IT and Business) tconsider solutions which will work best for the business.
    • Motivate stakeholders tchange practises and consider other alternatives.
    • Coaching and mentoring of Junior BA team members.

    Communication, Building & Maintaining Relationships

    • To build and optimize trusting relationships with business users and IT stakeholders by delivering what was promised and providing comprehensive knowledge and support.
    • Foster a partnership between business stakeholders, IT disciplines and the delivery teams.
    • Collaborating with all disciplines tdrive out value adding solutions, and ensuring quick and efficient delivery.
    • Accurately communicating the business requirements tIT tensure that business needs are effectively and efficiently addressed. Keep Business Users informed of any changes (alsaccommodate changes in requirements as they are progressively elaborated).
    • Drive and oversee solution assessment and validation.

    Identify cultural, business and organisational constraints affecting options for change.

    • To train business users, rendering support and facilitating sessions for end-users.
    • Continuously support the business environment, while maintaining an understanding of enterprise business initiatives and objectives, the various line portfolios, current trends and developments in the technology field.
    • Assist with and provide timeous feedback on ad-hoc queries from business stakeholders.
    • Thinking partner and troubleshooter for business problems.
    • Organising, multitasking & time management
    • Strong commitment tproject objectives and delivering high quality work.
    • Take responsibility for the timelines within the project plan, of the business analysis effort related ta project.
    • Plan and organise own work and deliver on promises. Focus personal efforts on achieving results aligned torganisation objectives

    Qualifications    

    • Degree or Diploma with 3 to 5 years related experience.
    • Business Analysis certification at Practitioner level (ECBA, CCBA), FTI certification or similar

    Experience    

    • 3 years Business analysis in retail processes
    • 3 years Retail industry Experience working within all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Good process modelling skills
    • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
    • Effective relationship management and collaboration skills
    • Good business and IT acumen
    • Self-starter, with a can-dattitude
    • Customer focused Analytical thinking
    • Results driven Good planning and time management skills
    • Business understanding of the broader retail industry

    SAP experience

    • Knowledge of data management functions , data flow diagrams and meta data knowledge Exposure tIT Technical , Infrastructure related projects eg. Network services, integration, data backups and restoration.
    • Basic understanding of cloud computing and deployment solutions. Understanding of information security , including cyber security

    Closing Date: 10th, April 2022

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    Senior Business Analyst (Financial Value Added Services)

    Purpose of the Job    
    This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team of Business Analysts at Shoprite. You will be part of delivering business and technology solutions across the Shoprite Group to some of the most recognised South Africa Retail brands and you’ll do it by working on the best of breed of technologies.

    We’re proud to be publicly recognised as a largest private sector employer in South Africa and leading employer in Africa. We focus on attracting, developing and retaining a loyal and committed workforce, dedicated to the Group’s culture and organisational objectives.

    This role plays an instrumental role across business and delivery teams to ensure that solutions are delivered according to the business requirements considering cost, user and organisation benefit. The nature of projects in this role are generally across domains, high profile and complex in nature demanding expert business, process and technology perspectives and recommendations.

    Job Objectives    
    Information Seeking & Analysis

    • Perform high-level analysis activities in the CE cycle (assisting to unpack Features, identify high-level impacts and dependencies etc.) at a Senior / Specialist proficiency level.
    • Understand, analyse and identify areas for improvement in the current business environment and across other shared process/system business environments.
    • Operate confidently within and make contributions where appropriate to business strategy, current trends and developments in the retail industry.
    • Operate confidently within the multiple domains, integrated systems and operational processes and make relevant connections across domains. Consider the enterprise wide solutions and impacts. Handle new domains with the same confidence as familiar domains.
    • Operate confidently within multiple current and potential integrated systems and E2E business processes.
    • Analyse, understand and take a new perspective on customers (Internal and external) and multiple domain impacts through the use of user journeys, research and/or spending time in the various operational areas.
    • Collaborate with user stakeholders in the identification and documentation of user requirements.
    • Assess and document the business implication of user requirements to the business process involved.
    • Propose and document process improvements where appropriate and provide alternatives / options.
    • Assess risks, costs and potential benefits of alternative business process designs.
    • Define business rules and guide the implementation of these rules in the development of the various application systems.
    • Devises, initiates and drives effective change initiatives in own area or department as well as across functional area.

    Leadership, Facilitation & Influencing

    • Taking ownership to provide knowledge within specific area and identify possible improvement within the team. This includes interviews, presentations and workshop facilitations with both business & IT.
    • Works closely with Architects, Designers and Business stakeholders to evaluate suggested solutions.
    • Advise on alternatives presented by the technical designers and providing recommendations regarding the business design.
    • Lead others to advance objectives of the organisation.
    • Influencing stakeholders (within IT and Business) to consider solutions which will work best for the business.
    • Persuade stakeholders to change practises and consider other alternatives.
    • Coaching and mentoring for the Junior and Intermediate BA resources on business analysis processes and delivery.

    Communication, Building & Maintaining Relationships

    • To build and maintain a trust relationship with business users and IT stakeholders by ensuring solutions are delivered as promised and providing the necessary support and making recommendations.
    • Liaising with business stakeholders, IT disciplines and the delivery teams.
    • Collaborating with all disciplines and benchmarking value adding solutions.
    • Evaluate and improve solution assessment and validation.
    • Eliciting and analysing cultural, business and organisational constraints effecting options for change.
    • Continuously support the business environment and provide recommendations for improvement
    • Thinking partner and ambassador for the business.
    • Able to manage vendor relationships where projects involve third parties
    • Organising, multitasking & time management
    • Strong commitment to organisational objectives and ensuring high quality delivery on work.
    • Take responsibility for the timelines within the project plan, of the business analysis effort related to a project.
    • Ensuring costs are monitored and users and the organisation benefit.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree with 5 to 8 years related experience.
    • Advanced BA certification, CBAP, AAC or similar

    Experience    

    • 3-5 years of experience in Business Analysis in a Financial Services/Banking domain within a retail industry
    • 5 years of experience in ERP systems 2-3 years of experience in the Retail industry

    A strong technical background is required:

    • Technical skills – knowledge of software and IT skills Data analysis – able to use logical techniques to analyze, describe, and evaluate data
    • System analysis –able to find solutions to a given business function.
    • System integration specification – able to bring different technological entities together to solve a given problem
    • Functional specifications – able to explain in detail how a given technological solution would meet a given business requirement.
    • 5+ years Experience in many of the following VAS services:
    • Wallet Money Transfers Saving and Gift cards Insurance Airtime and Data Bills and Tickets

    Knowledge and Skills    
    Knowledge and Application

    • Operate at an Expert level in terms of methods used to analyze and benchmark business cases, which will align with the business strategies of the organisation (including feasibility and business benefits).
    • Research and identify opportunities to improve the business' offering and add value to our customers through the solutions we provide.
    • Drive / shape input into the scope of solution and ensure understanding of scope by business user.
    • Deploy appropriate techniques to elicit and analyse business problems and translate them into business needs.
    • Assess technical solutions and business processes against business requirements.
    • Lead in the mapping out of data conversion and reporting requirements.
    • Drive the change management barriers impacting User Acceptance Testing.
    • Produce fit-for-purpose specification documents for business requirements and processes using appropriate tools, while following the guidelines and standards for analysis artefacts.
    • Assist to solve & mitigate project risks.
    • Liaise across teams to co-ordinate interdependencies and resolve issues.
    • Actively contriute in the development of the BA practice within the organisation.
    • Act as an SME in Communities of Practice to learn from the community and share knowledge and expertise with the community.
    • Contribute to improving ways of work for the BA community, with specific focus on how to improve alignment, output, driving and influencing standards and quality.
    • Creates a sense of team spirit by encouraging harmony, co-operation and communication.
    • Communicates proactively and encourages others to share their views. Consults others when decisions need to be made.
    • Develops and openly communicates self-insight such as an awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and what may come naturally or less naturally to them.
    • Demonstrates detailed and comprehensive knowledge of own area, and is recognised as an expert by people across the organisation. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of related external issues and knows about research and upcoming developments.
    • Develops own technical skills and knowledge by looking out for opportunities to engage in continual professional development.
    • Finds out about the activities of a wide range of other departments in the organisation and how they should work together as a system.

    Closing Date: 7th, April 2022

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    Domain Architect - Analytics

    Purpose of the Job    
    Become part of an innovative, forward-thinking and strategic IT architecture team.

    Our mature architecture team is based in Brackenfell (strategically placed close to the sea and the Cape winelands) and includes experts in enterprise architecture, solution architecture and data architecture. We operate in an agile retail environment of Africa’s largest retailer that utilizes industry leading IT technologies which run on-premise and in multiple cloud platforms.

    As a recognized authority of Analytics Systems, the Domain Architect strategically advises on and drives the Analytics Solution strategy that underpins all business solutions, creates the architecture for these platforms and leads the realization of the architecture roadmap into the target state. Deep subject matter knowledge of Data Warehousing, Data Engineering, Big Data and Data Science Systems as applicable to the retail industry is essential.

    Job Objectives    

    • Consult on the Analytics Business strategy, develop Analytics Systems roadmaps and reference architectures, and governance technology selection in support thereof: Develop and maintain an understanding of the technology strategy and business priorities for Analytics in the enterprise. Develop Shoprite’s Analytics landscape roadmap and blueprints in line with the strategic business direction Maintain, socialize and enforce Analytics System standards, keeping technology stakeholders up to date with changes in the technology standards highlighting potential impact to the enterprise. Be clearly identified as the Analytics Systems authority for all technologies and provide technical guidance and leadership in Analytics technology proposals, RFIs, RFPs, and project teams. Keep abreast of the latest Analytics 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 Analytics architecture strategy for the organization.
    • Serve as the Analytics domain architecture and design authority for all project and operational stakeholders, and ensure architecture quality across all solution platforms enabled by Analytics technologies: Be clearly identified as the senior design authority as it relates to the Analytics domain 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 enterprise solution landscape. Detect critical deficiencies in Analytics architectures and recommend improvements. Work with external service providers to drive projects to successful implementation. Review external and internal designs for Analytics systems from a risk and technology perspective Ensure applicable Architecture and Design reviews are conducted for Analytics 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.
    • Provide expert Analytics guidance, ensure solution architectures and designs are in line with the media strategy and technology standards and conduct architecture and design reviews as part of the Architecture Review Committee: Define and develop the overall analytics architecture landscape in partnership with other Domain Architects and Solution Architects. Review proposed solution architectures ensuring alignment with architecture principles, the architecture framework, Analytics reference architectures, set technology standards and identify critical gaps, and recommend improvements. Give guidance and advice to peers in respect to Analytics solution designs ensuring the designs conform to industry best practices and standards. Engage all stakeholders to obtain agreement on proposed Analytics solutions and work closely with business stakeholders, Business Analysts, System Analysts and Project Managers to architect and implement media solutions.
    • 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 / BSc Computer Science (or similar).

    Experience    

    • 10 - 15 years Working experience within the IT industry.
    • 5 - 10 years Experience with data warehousing, data engineering, data science, big data and data visualization solutions
    • 5 years Experience Retail industry experience with an understanding of retail business processes.
    • 8+ years Experience in architecting IT Technology programs with detailed understanding of the Analytics Systems and Frameworks.
    • 5 - 10 years Experience with data lakes, data vaults and data marts
    • 5+ years Experience with all aspects of IT projects from business analysis, architectures, system analysis and design through development, testing, implementation, and production support (SDLC).
    • 5+ years Excellent design and architecture skills and proven track record delivering well designed complex enterprise class systems.
    • 3+ years Excellent technical development and be able to mentor others to improve their design and development skills.
    • 5+ years Identification and formulation of solution architecture and solution alternatives and their assessment.
    • 5+ years Demonstrated expertise in a variety of application development methodologies and practices.
    • 2 - 3 years Lead a team through an architectural development process and collaborate with application development teams, architects and other members of the software development team.
    • 2 - 3 years Experience with current research and standards in Solution Architecture.
    • 5+ years Experience in high volume data and files processing, in a batch and real time, integration environment. (Desirable)
    • 2 - 3 years Project management experience of mid-sized projects. (Desirable)

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • 10 years Architecture and design of Analytics Solutions (Cloud, APIs, micro-services, self-service, etc.) and integration to other solutions. 10 years Understanding of the broader Analytics industry
    • 5 years Knowledge and experience in the design and use of (multi-dimensional) Data Warehouses, and the use of ETL software to provide these with information
    • 5 years Experience using BI solutions, decision support systems, OLAP technology, and multi-dimensional data
    • 3 - 5 years Experience with AWS BI-related technologies (e.g., Talend, EMR, Kinesis, Selinium, Athena, Redshift, etc.)
    • 5 years Experience with modern data warehousing technologies such as Snowflake, Teradata, Oracle 12c, Informatica, Cloudera, Alteryx, etc.
    • 3 - 5 years Experience in architecting big data solutions
    • 3 - 5 years Proven experience creating data engineering solutions, building and maintaining reliable and scalable ETL on big data platforms as well as experience working with varied forms of data infrastructures
    • 3 - 5 years Software development frameworks and methodologies (Agile, Scrum, TOGAF, etc.)
    • 3- 5 years Experience in various data modeling paradigms (dimensional, data vault, normalized, NoSQL) (Desirable)
    • 1 - 3 years Experience with data monetization business models (Desirable)
    • 10 years Strong analytical, problem-solving and logical skills
    • 5 years Excellent team-working, interpersonal skills
    • 5 years Develop of proposals and excellent written communication & presentation skills
    • 5 years Excellent organisation and facilitation skills
    • 5 years Strong conflict management skills

    Closing Date: 30th, April 2022

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    Solutions Architect II - eCommerce

    Purpose of the Job    
    As a recognized authority of eCommerce, the Solution Architect strategically advises on and assists the domain architect to drive the eCommerce strategy that underpins all business solutions, creates the architecture for these platforms, and leads the realization of the
    architecture roadmap into the target state. Deep subject matter knowledge of eCommerce is essential and technical knowledge of Cloud architectures and SAP Hybris platforms are highly desirable.

    Job Objectives    

    • 1. Define and continuously improve the eCommerce architecture framework and solution architecture modeling standards:
    • Develop and maintain an understanding of the business strategy and changes to business priorities.
    • Define a structured eCommerce architecture approach and methodology for capturing the key views of the enterprise.
    • Architect the next-generation eCommerce framework developed on a group of core technologies.
    • Align to the enterprise data reference architecture in support of the enterprise and regulatory information governance needs such as Information Security, Enterprise Information Management, POPI, PCI, etc.
    • Identify, define and communicate standards, guidelines, formats, meta-models, policies, best practices, and governance practices for eCommerce architectures and designs.
    • Ensure that the eCommerce architecture approach integrates into the methodologies and processes of the rest of the Enterprise Architecture team.
    • Stay abreast of best practices and/or new developments in eCommerce and related disciplines and drive adoption as deemed appropriate.

    Define and create solution level eCommerce architecture models that are aligned with business blueprints, non-functional requirements, delivery constraints, data, application, and technology standards:

    • Analyze business requirements and create related eCommerce architectures and designs for the baseline (“as is”) and target (“to be”) solution architectures.
    • Define eCommerce architecture governance processes and quality compliance criteria.
    • Perform quality assurance checks on eCommerce architectures and designs and enforce quality compliance criteria to set policies and standards.
    • Perform quality checks on existing eCommerce architectures and designs to identify potential business risk areas and make re-engineering recommendations.
    • Ensure eCommerce security conforms to Information Security Governance policies and standards.

    Provide expert eCommerce guidance, ensure solution architectures and designs are in line with the eCommerce technology standards, and conduct architecture and design reviews as part of the Architecture Review Board:

    • Be clearly identified as the eCommerce technical lead and provide technical guidance and leadership in proposals, RFIs, RFPs, and BI project teams.
    • 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 senior developers/designers/business analysts to become Solution Architects.
    • Define and develop the overall eCommerce architecture landscape in partnership with the Domain Architect, Data Analytics team, and other Solution Architects.
    • Review proposed solution architectures ensuring alignment with architecture principles, the architecture framework, cloud reference architectures, set technology standards and identify critical gaps, and recommend improvements.
    • Give guidance and advice to peers in respect to eCommerce solution designs ensuring the designs conform to industry best practices and standard.

    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)

    Experience    

    • 5 - 8 years Working experience within the IT industry.
    • 5+ years Experience with all aspects of IT projects from business analysis, architectures, system analysis, and design through development, testing, implementation, and production support (SDLC).
    • 5+ years Excellent design and architecture skills and proven track record delivering well-designed complex enterprise-class systems.
    • 5+ years Identification and formulation of solution architecture and solution alternatives and their assessment.
    • 3-5 years Experience implementing solutions in an architecture capacity in the eCommerce industry.
    • 2-3 years Deep technical knowledge of the SAP Hybris eCommerce solution, cloud technologies, and online payment processes for use within eCommerce.
    • 2-3 years Experience with current research and standards in Solution Architecture.
    • 2 - 3 years Lead a team through an architectural development process and collaborate with application development teams, architects and other members of the software development team.

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Architecture and design of eCommerce solutions (Cloud, APIs, micro-services, omni-channel, etc.) and integration to other solutions
    • Commercial and business understanding of the broader eCommerce and retail services industry.
    • Commercial and business understanding of the broader eMarketing and retail services industry
    • Software development frameworks and methodologies (Agile, Scrum, TOGAF, etc.)

    Closing Date: 30th, April 2022

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    Sales Manager (Checkers Food Services)

    Purpose of the Job    
    Manages the sales of Checkers Food Services (CFS)’s product and services. To ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues through positive planning, deployment and the management of sales personnel. Together with this, identifies objectives, strategies, training, pricing, promotions and action plans to improve short- and long-terms sales and earnings.

    The role is based at the Gauteng Checkers Foods Services Branch in Centurion. The ideal candidate will be expected to travel to the Western Cape Checkers Foods Services Branch from time to time.

    Job Objectives    

    • Performs sale activities on major accounts and negotiates sales price and discounts in consultation with the General Manager.
    • Manages personnel and develops sales and sales support staff.
    • Reviews progress of sales roles throughout the company.
    • Accurately forecast annual, quarterly and monthly revenues streams.
    • Develops specific plans to ensure revenue growth in all product lines.
    • Provides quarterly results assessments of sales staff’s productivity.
    • Co-ordinates proper company resources to ensure efficient and stable sales results.
    • Formulates all sales policies, practices and procedures.
    • Assists sales personnel (Sales Representative and Telesales) in establishing personal contact.
    • Collaborates with General Manager to develop sales strategies to improve market share in all product lines.
    • Interprets short- and long-term effects on sales strategies on operating profits.
    • Educate sales team by establishing programs in the areas of new account sales and growth, sales strategies, proper use and level of sales support, management of expenses and business/financial issues on contracts.
    • Collaborates with General Manager to establish and control budgets for sales promotion and expenses.
    • Reviews expenses and recommends profitable options
    • Holds regular meetings with sales personnel as well as with the General Manager.

    Qualifications    
    Essential 

    • Grade 12 
    • Degree in Marketing or Business Studies

    Experience    

    • Essential - at least 7 years’ experience in Food Services Industry
    • Essential - 4+ years experience in managing a team
    • Desirable - Developing marketing and sales strategies

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Knowledge in retail and food services
    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Leading and supervising
    • Working with people
    • Adhering to principles and values
    • Relating and networking
    • Persuading and influencing
    • Presenting and communicating information
    • Writing and reporting
    • Analysing
    • Creating and innovating
    • Planning and organising
    • Coping with pressures and setbacks

    Closing Date: 14th, April 2022

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    Advertising Co-ordinator- Medirite

    Purpose of the Job    
    Coordination of all print advertising material for Shoprite and Checkers, including Checkers Hyper, regarding national and divisional Medirite promotions, as well as management of all associated media and internal deadlines.

    Key performance areas/outputs entails:

    • Daily print advertising material co-ordination and management
    • Promotional advertising material co-ordination and management
    • Ensuring that accurate promotion details are published
    • System input management
    • Timeline management

    Job Objectives    

    • Daily print advertising material co-ordination and management
    • Promotional advertising material co-ordination and management
    • Ensuring that accurate promotion details are published
    • System input management
    • Timeline management

    Qualifications    
    Essential:

    • Grade 12 qualification

    Desirable:

    • Marketing diploma or similar qualification

    Experience    
    Essential:

    • 2+ years of printing and advertising experience

    Desirable:

    • 2+ years of marketing (e.g., retail marketing, shopping center promotions, etc.) and campaign coordination experience (e.g. advertising)
    • 2+ years of Experience in FMCG or Retail 

    Knowledge and Skills    
    Essential:

    • Strong knowledge of Marketing and advertising principles and practices
    • Proficiency in full Microsoft Office suite
    • Solid organizational skills and detail oriented
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills to articulate clearly with various departments including graphic design, public relations and advertising, as well as vendors, contractors and freelancers
    • Strong knowledge of SAP buying systems and Retail Management system

    Desirable:

    • Project management skills

    Closing Date: 10th, April 2022

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    Marketing Coordinator

    Purpose of the Job    
    The purpose of the Marketing Coordinatorrole is to provide administrative and marketing support services to the Chief Marketing Officer. The role will execute administrative functions as required while supporting with various marketing activitiesincluding planning and coordinating campaigns and events,performing market research, consolidating and reporting on performance and sales data.The role offers the right candidate the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team where a working knowledge of Shoprite as a business will be acquiredalong with a practical understanding of marketing in a fast-moving, dynamic environment.

    Job Objectives    

    • Coordinate and execute marketing related administration including supporting the Chief Marketing Officer with diary management, travel and scheduling of meetings and appointments.
    • Support with general correspondence and communication to internal business stakeholders and external clients, ensuring all correspondence is dealt with efficiently and timeously.??
    • Plan meetings, campaigns, events or functions and coordinate all related requirements, including establishing contacts, developing schedules, arranging venues and materials and coordinating mailing lists.
    • Gather and distribute promotional materials in support of marketing campaigns.
    • Maintain a directory and inventory of marketing materials, ensuring all resources are current and accurate, and coordinate the creation of new materials as needed.
    • Communicate with the marketing team regarding marketing related campaigns, objectives, timelines, and deliverables.
    • Prepare and create comprehensive and meaningful marketing reports and metrics to measure sales success based on marketing activities. This includes collecting and consolidating sales data, market research, forecasts, competitive analyses and campaign results.  
    • Conduct research on market trends, customer behaviour, and competitive landscape, and prepare consolidated reports.
    • Create thorough and visually appealing marketing presentations.
    • Prepare?and draft content for presentations or marketing/promotional material for campaigns and events. 
    • Monitor budgets by comparing and analysing actual results with plans and forecasts.
    • Support the team with day-to-day marketing tasks and coordinating marketing projects and activities as requested.

    Qualifications    

    • Degree in Marketing (essential)

    Experience    

    • +1 years’ experience working in a marketing / brand coordinator or similar role within a marketing function.

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing – (desired). 
    • Exposure to marketing analytics tools - (desired).

    Closing Date: 7th, April 2022

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    Marketing Campaign Manager

    Purpose of the Job    
    An exciting opportunity exists in the Marketing team for an individual who is ready and able to initiate, support, coordinate, manage, and report on key marketing projects. Aligning with the brand strategy, to ensure sustainable markets and continuous customer growth.

    Job Objectives    
    Brand Strategy Implementation:

    • Plan, implement and track the annual brand strategy for a specific brand and division in the Shoprite Group.
    • Measure the effectiveness of the marketing plan through continuous analysis and reporting.

    Alignment of Communication and Advertising:

    • Align all communication and advertising endeavours with the annual Brand strategy in terms of the look, feel, price and product offering.
    • Manage and coordinate the day-to-day marketing / advertisement activities of the brand.

    Campaign Management:

    • Manage campaign budgets to ensure that spend is tracked and delivers return on investment.

    Relationship Building:

    • Foster a sustainable relationship with internal business clients / stakeholders and brand agencies.
    • Provide briefings to agencies that are of high quality and ensure that all endeavours support the marketing and business strategy.
    • Plan and implement national campaigns against deadlines and costs.

    Qualifications    

    • BCom (Marketing) qualification or similar qualification

    Experience    

    • 4+ years Marketing experience i.e. Retail Marketing
    • 4+ years Campaign Coordination (e.g. advertising)

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Marketing principles and practices

    Closing Date: 7th, April 2022

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