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GROCERIES : CATEGORY MANAGER – PORT ELIZABETH

Purpose of the job:

To manage the full portfolio with regards to Replenishment, Management of DC & Retail margin as well as selling prices for both DC and Drop Shipment products. Management of general admin and promotions as well as all daily reports for the dry groceries’ category.

Key Performance Areas

Achieve budgeted sales target

Achieve budgeted gross profit for DC & Retail

Manage Stock Holding to budgeted levels

Management of inbound supplier service levels

KVI price management

Drive sales and manage expenses & recoveries in line with the budget.

Manage GP percentages per category & recoveries from suppliers.

Verify pricing claims for drop shipment and direct suppliers.

Effective communication with customers (internal and /or external)

Align supplier strategy with DC strategy.

Monitor and manage the dog line products

Replenish stock at competitive prices

Data management through AS400

Liaise with retailers and build relationship to negotiate deals

Maintain required stock levels within the warehouse

Drive sale through innovation

Be part of advertising / consumer trends

Drive sale through special promotions

Requirements : Skills/Expertise/Knowledge

Matric – Mandatory

National certificate / Diploma in Marketing Management or similar – Recommended

Diploma or Degree in Purchasing or Commerce – Recommended

5 years’ experience in Retail or Marketing environment

Previous F.M.C.G. buying experience is required

Advertising & Promotions

Strong negotiation and effective communication skills

Computer literacy

Team worker who can also work independently

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