Pick n Pay Group Category Buyer – Beverages : Pick n Pay Group Pick n Pay Group



Job Summary


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.

Duties and Responsibilities


Negotiation

Understands negotiating position, key drivers, and desired outcomes; develops and presents factual, rational, and compelling arguments to build support and gain commitment from other parties; understands when to engage in counter-negotiations to reach win-win outcomes

Manages disagreements and conflicts by using diplomacy and controlling emotions; anticipates negotiating roadblocks and objections

Category Strategy

Uses Category internal and external data to develop and recommend business strategies that target category-specific growth

Evaluates merchandising plans and their business impact; makes recommendations for modifying plans based on findings

Identifies and recommends process improvements that target performance, quality, work efficiency / cost reduction

Category Performance

Uses internal and external data to understand category performance (sales, margin, availability, waste, stock, RTC, strike rates, own brand etc).

Maintains a solid working knowledge of assigned category, industry, and market; uses knowledge of industry practices, business trends, distribution methods, and the competitive environment to develop buying plans

Implements and executes tactical buying plans, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as Pick n Pay’s overall business strategy

Qualifications and Experience


• Preferably relevant University Degree
• 3-4 years retail experience
• Experience in Category Management
• Proven and consistent success on financial KPI’s
• SAP knowledge and Analysis is essential

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About Pick n Pay Group


Pick n Pay is a retail business in the fast-moving consumer goods industry on the African continent that believes doing good is good business. Pick n Pay operates through multiple store formats und...

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