Pick N Pay Jobs -Category Buyer

Website Pick n Pay

Job Description:

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. To deliver the company set financial targets.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Demonstrate confidence and expertise when interacting with suppliers whilst reinforcing the importance of Pick n Pay’s values, buying strategies and corporate initiatives
  • Integrate with Store Operations and Store teams to drive the implementation of the category plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • Develop, propose, and implement business strategies that target category-specific growth in line with the overall Department Category Strategy
  • Evaluate Commercial plans and their business impact; make recommendations for modifying plans based on findings, gain sign off and implement
  • Communicate regularly with suppliers to mutually share financial and other performance criteria; use metrics to identify performance gaps and hold suppliers accountable for not achieving financial and other mutually agreed goals; develop and implement contingency plans to close performance gaps
  • Implement and execute tactical buying plans, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as Pick n Pay’s overall business strategy

Job Requirements:

  • Good Presentation skills
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Sound knowledge of buying fundamentals
  • Good Negotiation and Influencing skills
  • Excellent Communications skills (Verbal and Written)
  • Results Orientated with a sense of urgency
  • Team Orientation and strong Leadership skills
  • Networking and Relationship Building

Qualification & Experience:

  • Must be able to handle extensive administrative activities related to the categor
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferable
  • Proven and consistent success on financial KPI’s
  • In-depth knowledge of store operations and in-store execution
  • SAP knowledge is an added advantage
  • 3+ years Buying and Category Management experience essential
  • Advanced computer literacy (Excel & Powerpoint)
  • Must be able to work within a matrix structure, gaining buy in and support across a number of functions

Job Details:

Company: Pick n Pay

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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