Pick N Pay Careers – 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and recommend process improvements that target performance, quality, work efficiency / cost reduction.
  • Anticipate negotiating roadblocks and objections, ensuring any contractual agreements entered into are structured according to the regulatory controls in place.
  • 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.
  • Implement and execute tactical buying plans, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as Pick n Pay’s overall business strategy.
  • Evaluate merchandising plans and their business impact; make recommendations for modifying plans based on findings.
  • 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.
  • Integrate with Store Operations and Store teams to drive the implementation of the category plan.
  • Develop and recommend business strategies that target category-specific growth.
  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • SAP knowledge is an added advantage
  • Buying and Category Management experience essential
  • In-depth knowledge of store operations and in-store execution
  • Proven and consistent success on financial KPI’s
  • Bachelor’s Degree 3+ years

Job Details:

Company: Pick n Pay

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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