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  • Posted: Jan 23, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 6, 2020
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  • Pick n Pay Stores Limited, through its subsidiaries and associates, operates in the retail sector on the African continent. Pick n Pay is the quintessential family store focused on the customer. Since 1967 when consumer champion Raymond Ackerman purchased the first few stores, the Ackerman family’s vision has grown and expanded to now encompass stores...
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    Senior Specialist Online Clothing

    Job  Summary    
    Exciting opportunity exist at our Clothing Division Western Cape, As a Senior Specialist Online, you will be focussing on improving the experience of engaging with our content platform(s) for our (potential) partners and hold the relationships between Clothing (Buying, Planning, Marketing, Finance), E-commerce PnP (the sites will be integrated), Pick n Pay IS and all 3 parties.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
    • 3 years’ experience in e-commerce and site management
    • 2-3 years experience in UX and online customer journey and understanding of UX best practices, personalisation, A/B testing and experimentation.
    • Knowledge and understanding technological trading channels, including social media and digital platforms.

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Responsible for Central connection to all business partners (Clothing, PnP E-comm, E-complete, Parcel Ninja and most importantly, THE CUSTOMER)
    • Be partner-centric in all the decisions that you make and the interactions that you have with other teams.
    • Be accountable to ensure digital eCommerce and retail partner best practice guidelines and standards are met, and approvals obtained, for marketing content and assets.
    • Create Online business optimization plans to increase product ranking and manage through resolution
    • Manage online KPI’s and Financials through Increasing traffic on the website and increase conversion of browsing to sales
    • Challenge the status quo by designing and coordinating experiments, and stay knowledgeable about your areas of expertise and our platform(s).
    • From content structure and site navigation to making sure that we deliver the right content to the right partner at the right time, leveraging UX and personalisation best practices as well as data from our content platform(s).
    • Update website for new mobile or computer systems to appeal to current and future customers
    • Keep abreast of online media trends and software
    • Develop analytical reports of online sales
    • Focus on operational efficiencies through managing Search Engine Optimization (SEO), PPC, CMS, Social Media, Email marketing and Digital design

    Competencies    

    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks, and manage time efficiently.
    • Strong attention to detail with the ability to focus on task completion.
    • Analytical Skills
    • Project management skills
    • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders attributes

    Additional Information    

    • Competency based interview to assess above requirements
    • Short-listed applicants may be subjected to relevant assessments

    Closing Date:2020/01/31
    Reference Number:PNP191219-2
    Location - Town / City:Kenilworth - Cape Town

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    Senior Specialist Trade Optimisation

    Job Summary    
    An exciting opportunity exist in our Trade Department. We are looking for a Senior Specialist - Trade Optimisation to lead trade insights and reporting for Corporate and Franchise stores and assist in the development of trade optimisation and modelling tools. The successful incumbent will work cross-functionally with the Commercial teams in the development of trade insights.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Preferably a Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Finance or Economics related degree
    • 3-5 years experience in an analytical role within Retail/FMCG/Consulting environment is essential
    • Proven ability to use a statistical programming language (R, Python, Matlab, or SAS)
    • Previous team management experience

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Align with the Trade Planning team to communicate sales targets and promotional sales requirements to the Corporate and Franchise business.
    • Develop trade insights for Corporate and Franchise stores.
    • Contribute to trade planning and trade strategy.
    • Computation of the descriptive statistics and daily and weekly summary reports.
    • Build data driven performance enhancing insights.
    • Produce format and segment specific insights.
    • Track and report om trade investment activities in Corporate and Franchise stores.
    • Serve as point person for the consolidation and communication of trade investments for the Franchise community.
    • Complete in-depth period and campaign trade reviews.
    • Draw sales and ad hoc analysis reports for the commercial divisions as requested.
    • Oversee the trade data ensuring the integrity and robustness of analysis.
    • Contribute to the development of the trade database.
    • Develop system enhancements to improve data processing efficiencies.
    • Trade Insights
    • Contribute to the development and incremental improvement of the trade analytics and insights tools.
    • Build trade analysis reports analysing the effects of industry, technology, and market changes including industry practices, business trends, distribution methods, and the competitive environment.
    • Design and build innovative approaches to continuously improve trade systems and processes.
    • Perform cross-sectional analyses; identify trends and insights based on data.

    Competencies    

    • Ability to work effectively under pressure
    • Effective teamwork
    • Analytical thinking
    • Attention to detail
    • Conceptual thinking
    • Drive and sense of urgency
    • A high degree of verbal and written communication skills
    • Good presentation skills

    Additional Information    
    The successful incumbent must have the ability to build relationships cross-functionally within the business

    Closing Date:2020/02/06
    Reference Number:PNP200122-2

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    Secretary

    Job Advert Summary    
    We are currently looking for a Secretary to work in our Fresh Produce and Horticulture Department based in Longmeadow - Johannesburg. The successful incumbent will be expected to efficiently execute and coordinate all office administration duties, communication and correspondence with key stakeholders, as well as the delivery of any other relevant tasks to provide the necessary support to the Fresh Produce Horticulture team in a professional manner.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Matric or equivalent to a Secretarial diploma
    • Minimum of 3-5 years as a Secretary
    • Excellent typing skills
    • Advanced working knowledge of MS Office
    • Proven track record in terms of accuracy and consistency in completion of tasks
    • Knowledge of SAP is advantageous

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Compile and distribute all the relevant documentation in advance to ensure smooth running of meetings, as well as take minutes in meetings
    • Book venues for meetings and ensure all the requirements for the meeting are organised
    • Organize all necessary documentation for travel, accommodation arrangements and all related issues (i.e. visas, foreign exchange etc.) for the team
    • Attend and process all telephone calls/requests promptly, efficiently and courteously
    • Provide appropriate and accurate information to suppliers, customers and colleagues when required on behalf of the team
    • Prepare and edit business related presentations, reports and contracts in line with the set standards
    • Compile periodical reports/statistics using data from various sources and ensure timeous delivery
    • Create and maintain contact database and synchronise across all electronic devises
    • Develop and maintain a filing system to facilitate easy access of document at all times
    • Maintain adequate office supplies inventory level at all times
    • Create and release purchase orders on SAP and submit invoices for payments
    • Record and monitoring the department’s leave
    • Assist in organising functions/conferences and assist with any departmental projects
    • Perform general secretarial duties

    Competencies    

    • Attention to detail
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to solve unfamiliar problems by generating workable solutions
    • Ability to handle and deliver on multiple priorities
    • Sense of urgency and excellent planning skills
    • A team-player who is prepared to help wherever required
    • Professional and service orientated
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Shows initiative in dealing with tasks
    • Strictly maintain confidentiality

    Closing Date:2020/02/05
    Reference Number:PNP200122-1

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    Category Buyer – Prepared Meals

    Job Advert Summary    
    An exciting opportunity exist for a Category Buyer – Prepared Meals. The successful incumbent must be able to compile and execute the category plans in line with the strategy, objectives and category group guidelines on format/margin and assortment strategies. To optimize the performance of the assigned categories by having clear category plans in place that are aligned to the strategy, category group guidelines and being customer focused.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Preferably relevant university Degree
    • 3+ years Fresh Food Services Buying and Category Management experience are essential
    • Proven and consistent success on financial KPI’s
    • Extensive commercial knowledge
    • In-depth knowledge of store operations combined with category knowledge and in store execution
    • SAP knowledge is an added advantage
    • Ability to understand building of recipes and factoring in various relatable costs, from raw material to packaging

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Understand negotiating position, key drivers, and desired outcomes; develop and present factual, rational, and compelling arguments to build support and gain commitment from other parties; understand when to engage in counter-negotiations to reach win-win outcomes.
    • Anticipate negotiating roadblocks and objections, ensuring any contractual agreements entered into are structured according to the regulatory controls in place.
    • Develop and recommend business strategies that target category-specific growth.
    • Evaluate merchandising plans and their business impact; make recommendations for modifying plans based on findings.
    • Identify and recommend process improvements that target performance, quality, work efficiency / cost reduction.
    • Maintain a solid working knowledge of assigned category, industry, and market; use knowledge of industry practices, business trends, distribution methods, and the competitive environment to develop buying plans.
    • Implement and execute tactical buying plans, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as Pick n Pay’s overall business strategy.
    • Integrate with Store Operations and Store teams to drive the implementation of the category plan.
    • Communicate regularly with suppliers to mutually share financial and other performance criteria; use metrics to identify performance gaps and hold suppliers accountable for achieving financial and other mutually agreed upon goals; develop and implement contingency plans to close performance gaps.
    • Demonstrate confidence and expertise when interacting with suppliers whilst reinforcing the importance of Pick n Pay’s values, buying strategies and corporate initiatives.
    • Implement and execute Private Brand category strategy, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as PnP’s overall business strategy.
    • Develop and implement action plans to enable the attainment of financial goals, leveraging knowledge of factors and trends that are likely to impact financial performance of the category.
    • Apply sound buying fundamentals in your day to day interactions with suppliers and cross functional teams.

    Competencies    

    • Ability to understand and analyse complex detailed information to identify the source of the issues and recommend solutions to enhance the category performance
    • Have the understanding of all Commercial levers in Foods retail
    • Financial Acumen
    • Judgement and Decision Making
    • Networking and Relationship Building
    • Excellent Communications skills (Verbal and Written)
    • Sound Negotiation and Influencing skills
    • Good Presentation skills

    Additional Information    
    The successful incumbent must have the understanding of all Commercial levers in a Fresh Food services environment

    Closing Date:2020/01/31
    Reference Number:PNP200117-2

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    Category Buyer – Deli (Food Services)

    Job Advert Summary    
    An exciting opportunity exist for a Category Buyer – Deli (Food Services). The successful incumbent must be able to compile and execute the category plans in line with the strategy, objectives and category group guidelines on format/margin and assortment strategies. To optimize the performance of the assigned categories by having clear category plans in place that are aligned to the strategy, category group guidelines and being customer focused

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Preferably relevant university Degree
    • 3+ years Fresh Food Services Buying and Category Management experience essential
    • Extensive experience in Food Service costing models and P&L analytics
    • Proven and consistent success on financial KPI’s
    • In-depth knowledge of store operations and in-store execution
    • SAP knowledge is an added advantage
    • Ability to understand building of recipes and factoring in various relatable costs, from raw material to packaging

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Understand negotiating position, key drivers, and desired outcomes; develop and present factual, rational, and compelling arguments to build support and gain commitment from other parties; understand when to engage in counter-negotiations to reach win-win outcomes
    • Anticipate negotiating roadblocks and objections, ensuring any contractual agreements entered into are structured according to the regulatory controls in place
    • Develop and recommend business strategies that target category-specific growth
    • Evaluate merchandising plans and their business impact; make recommendations for modifying plans based on findings
    • Identify and recommend process improvements that target performance, quality, work efficiency / cost reduction
    • Maintain a solid working knowledge of assigned category, industry, and market; use knowledge of industry practices, business trends, distribution methods, and the competitive environment to develop buying plans
    • Implement and execute tactical buying plans, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as Pick n Pay’s overall business strategy
    • Integrate with Store Operations and Store teams to drive the implementation of the category plan
    • Communicate regularly with suppliers to mutually share financial and other performance criteria; use metrics to identify performance gaps and hold suppliers accountable for achieving financial and other mutually agreed upon goals; develop and implement contingency plans to close performance gaps
    • Demonstrate confidence and expertise when interacting with suppliers whilst reinforcing the importance of Pick n Pay’s values, buying strategies and corporate initiatives
    • Implement and execute Private Brand category strategy, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as PnP’s overall business strategy
    • Develop and implement action plans to enable the attainment of financial goals, leveraging knowledge of factors and trends that are likely to impact financial performance of the category
    • Apply sound buying fundamentals and in depth knowledge of product costings in food services

    Competencies    

    • Ability to deal with complex situations and scenarios that have multiple factors impacting on the outcomes of the category performance
    • Commerical and Financial Acumen
    • Judgement and Decision Making
    • Strong Cross Functional Team Integrator
    • Excellent Communications skills (Verbal and Written)
    • Sound Negotiation and Influencing skills
    • Good Presentation skills

    Additional Information    
    The successful incumbent must have the understanding of all Commercial levers in a Fresh Food services environment

    Closing Date:2020/01/31
    Reference Number:PNP200117-1

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