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National Category Manager - Merchandise x 4 - Hyper By The Sea

SPAR Group Ltd.

National Category Manager - Merchandise x 4 Listing reference: spar_000476 Listing status: Online Apply by: 23 February 2024 Position summary Industry: Wholesale & Retail Trade Job category: Merchandising Location: Durban Contract: Permanent Remuneration: Market Related EE position: Yes Introduction A position has become available for 4 x National Category Managers - Merchandise to join our dynamic team. Categories: Perishables/Frozen Foods x 1 position Home Care x 1 position Dry Goods x 2 positions Purpose: The purpose of the National Category Manager is to deliver category growth by developing and executing category strategies and plans that leverage data insights and market opportunities. The incumbent is responsible for building strategic partnerships with key national suppliers to deliver competitive trade terms and category market share in Southern Africa. Additionally, they will work closely with Regional Category Trading Teams to deliver retail margin, competitive pricing, and sales. Key Performance Areas: Develops and implements a comprehensive category strategy that aligns with the overall Merchandise strategy and SPAR business goals Establishes category growth priorities and determines private label opportunities and targets with the category Works with Data Insights specialists to establish competitive market trends, performance gaps and opportunities Fosters strong, collaborative, and strategic partnerships with key national suppliers based on clear category growth strategies and plans Works closely with suppliers in joint business planning processes that review key performance indicators (KPIs) and agree actions Identifies and addresses potential risks such as supply chain disruptions, quality issues, and capacity constraints Develops a category promotional strategy and plan to drive sales and increase market share Engages with Regional Merchandise Teams on Category strategies and plans, confirming regional focus Builds high performance, professional category communities with regular reviews and input to support execution on agreed actions Analyses sales data and market trends plus retailer and customer feedback to assess category performance on an ongoing basis Ad hoc duties as required by management Minimum requirements Relevant commercial, marketing or supply chain Degree A minimum of 8 years' experience in FMCG supply chain working in category procurement and trading Deep knowledge and understanding of the retail grocery supply and demand dynamics in key categories Demonstrated ability to develop and execute category strategies and plans that drive category growth The ideal applicant will satisfy the following skills requirements: A high degree of confidentiality, emotional maturity, ethical values and integrity Outstanding supplier partnership skills and strong customer orientation Excellent co-ordination and team skills to support effective execution and market share growth Has proven problem-solving capability in a fast-moving and dynamic setting, applying good judgment and responsiveness to emergent challenges Strong negotiation skills Sound business and financial acumen Quality orientated and self-driven to achieve results Kindly note: All applications are to be submitted through the Careers Site and Pnet. Please refrain from calling the Distribution Centre (DC) or emailing applications directly. All positions are advertised in accordance with the company's Employment Equity Policy. Closing Date: 25 February 2024 "Your application and all personal information provided herein is protected under the Protection of Personal Information Act (4 of 2013), hereinafter referred to as the "Act". The SPAR Group LTD, with its head offices at 22 Chancery Lane in Pinetown, is collecting this information to enable us to facilitate your application and /or assess your suitability for the advertised position. This information will be used for this purpose only and disposed of thereafter, unless you consent to the information being retained for marketing purposes. Where shortlisted, your information will be retained for a period of 3 months and disposed of immediately thereafter if you are unsuccessful in your application. Where employment is offered, it will be retained as part of your employee portfolio and secured accordingly. This information is given to us, by you, voluntarily and of your own free will. If you do not wish to provide us with this information, are unable to do so, or object to it being used, it will result in the disqualification of your application. In the course of the recruitment process, and for matters related to your application only, we may share your information with third parties. You have the right to access this information while in our possession and make corrections if necessary. You have the right to lodge a complaint via email with the office of the Information Regulator, at, if you are unhappy with the manner in which we deal with your information. By submitting your application, you hereby declare your understanding of the aforementioned information and consent to the processing of your information in accordance with the Act, as well as the processing of any further personal information requested by us in the future including but not limited to, banking details, criminal history and credit reports /financial history information." Apply Now
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