Friday , December 2 2022

Pnp Careers – Buyer

Website Pick n Pay

Job Description:

To set the category strategy and to oversee the execution of the strategy within the Category. Develop and implement the purchase and assortment plan for the category to optimise sales and buying margin. Manage the buying function across the category, mentor and coach buyers. Work as a leader within the cross functional structure to integrate all functions towards a common goal. To deliver the company budgeted financials.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Make decisions based on customer, market, and industry data to capitalize on time-sensitive merchandising opportunities
  • Help team prioritise and plan to deliver the goal / plan within the time allocated / business need requires. Manage complexity and pre-empt conflict situations so that they can be managed effectively in advance
  • Analyze financial data to accurately diagnose business realities and forecast future financials (e.g. sales etc.)
  • Collect comprehensive category data from multiple sources and generating suitable action by considering previous category performance as well as future consequences
  • Maintains 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
  • Leveraging knowledge of factors and trends that impact category performance and implement plans to mitigate
  • Develop a mutual understanding and create alternate solutions to achieve mutually satisfactory outcomes during negotiations with Suppliers; mitigate disagreements by proactively anticipating objections and adjusting negotiating approach to minimize resistance
  • Lead a cross functional team – integrating all parties and aligning towards a common goal
  • Translate category-specific strategies into tactical buying plans that lead to category performance
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with team members by building trust, treating them with respect, and involving them in decision making and problem solving
  • Develop and manage relationships with suppliers to identify and capitalise on category growth opportunities
  • Liaise regularly with suppliers to mutually share financial and other performance criteria; identify performance gaps and hold suppliers accountable; develop and implement contingency plans to close performance gaps
  • Lead and influence team members in the development of action plans and milestones required to implement buying plans and initiatives

Job Requirements:

  • Sound knowledge of buying fundamentals
  • Analytical thinking and Decision making
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferable
  • Excellent communication skills – Written & Verbal
  • Strong & Respected leadership & Ability of working and leading a cross functional team
  • 5-7 years retail and category management experience – essential
  • Manage multiple priorities with competing demands
  • Horticulture or Agriculture (Produce) experience – essential
  • Influencing and sound negotiation skills
  • Strong project management competencies
  • Advanced computer literacy (Excel & Powerpoint)
  • Strong financial background
  • Ability to explain the scope of work and delegate as needed
  • SAP knowledge is an added advantage

Job Details:

Company: Pick n Pay

Job Category: Retail

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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