Thursday , February 29 2024

Woolworths Vacancies 2024 Cape Town – Buyer: Prepared Salads

Website Woolworths

Job Description:

Source and buy product in support of the Category and Food Strategies, through effective supplier and profit management to achieve all KPI’s.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Give input to and implement departmental and supplier strategies
  • Establish a commercially viable product range strategy and manage the implementation thereof
  • Develop good working relationships with suppliers and other key stakeholders
  • Review internal Woolworths’ performance data (sales, profit, market share, market size etc.) for the department and make comparisons against competition ito range, price, promotions and product development
  • Identify and prioritise the key commercial strategies and accompanying quantifiable goals and KPI’s for the department in line with category operating plan
  • Ensure internal and external colleagues understand and work to deliver the department category plan
  • Review department performance versus Department Scorecards on a regular basis and inform key stakeholders
  • Manage financial accountabilities; margins (including strategic buy-in opportunities in consultation with Merchandise Planning), incentives, settlement discounts, departmental charges, sample account, buyer losses, etc.
  • Negotiate price, promotional price and new lines, taking into account price tiering / product positioning and financial targets
  • Integrate with Sales Management to draw up and implement Promotional Calendar. Plan and implement promotional strategies and ensure supplier delivery
  • Establish category price position while applying an understanding of customer price perception, impacts on KVIs, and of competitor pricing
  • Availability: Manage short and long term availability per category and per supplier

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant commercial degree
  • Minimum of 5 years buying experience in the perishable industry
  • Proven experience in managing a Foods/FMCG department
  • Proven sourcing and supplier management experience
  • Proven ability to provide tactical input and deliver the category operating plan.
  • Strong integrator and the ability to work in a matrix structure
  • Strong negotiation and financial management skills
  • Proven ability to deliver the following category KPIs (ie. market share, sales growth, margin, ROS, availability)
  • Understanding of Supply Chain processes and principles
  • In depth understanding and application of Woolworths’ quality standards

Job Details:

Company: Woolworths

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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