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WORKING FOR WOOLWORTHS

Working at Woolies is not just about a job; it’s about doing work that matters. We believe our people are the reason for our success. Having the right people helps us to be better at what we do. We celebrate, support, and thrive on diversity within an environment that is creative, collaborative, challenging, and dynamic.

 

WOOLWORTHS SA

At Woolies we offer a unique blend of food, fashion, beauty and homeware. Our vision is to be our customers favourite retail brand and together with our 32 000 strong team at Woolworths SA we are committed and driven to transform this vision into reality.

ABOUT THE WHL GROUP

The Group consists of three trading divisions, Woolworths South Africa (Woolworths or WSA), David Jones (DJ), and Country Road Group (CRG). Woolworths Financial Services Proprietary Limited (WFS) is a joint venture with Absa Bank,which holds the controlling interest.

OUR PURPOSE

Our Purpose is the reason why what we do matters. We can only achieve our vision by collectively creating the same magical and memorable experience for our people and our customers. We do this by living our values.

OUR VALUES

Our values are the heart and soul of Woolworths and together they guide the decisions we make, the things we do, and the way we behave towards each other, our customers and our suppliers. For us, it’s about doing the right things in the right way.

Introduction

To procure a range of products to meet the business objectives of profit, excellent quality and availability, thereby driving the market share and profitability of your category.

Job description

 

·        Key responsibility with be end-2-end management of Deli Meats range.
·        Drive market share and profitability of the Deli Meats category.
·        Give input to Category and Supplier strategies.
·        Strategically move & manage our Deli Meat suppliers towards Open Book Costing Models.
·        Manage financial indicators and all expenses.
·        Manage Supplier Category Growth Funds.
·        Develop and implement pricing & margin strategies.
·        Give input to the planning and forecasting of products and ranges.
·        Build and manage relationships with a diverse range of Primary & Secondary Suppliers.
·        Liaise with marketing, sales management and space planning to maximize sales and promotions in stores.
·        Liaise with distribution regarding Supply Chain issues.
·        Monitor and react to industry and international trends.

 

Minimum requirements

 

·        Finance or Costing Accounting background with strong excel skills.
·        Procurement & Buying experience within a retail, FMCG environment or meat industry experience – knowledge of store operations, customer profiles, locations & competitors
·        A minimum of 8 – 10 years in Meat / Deli Meats and perishables buying or retail experience will be advantageous.
·        Technical understanding of the Meat / Deli Meats category is advantageous
·        Proven sourcing and supplier management experience.
·        Commercial skills and experience
·        Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts, processes and systems
·        Understanding of factors influencing a product’s cost and selling prices
·        Proven ability to co-ordinate and deliver the category operating plan
·        Strong integrator across the Matrix Teams with proven leadership skills and people management skills, as well as the ability to coach and mentor junior team members.
·        Strong negotiation and financial management skills
·        Proven ability to deliver the following category KPIs
–        Market share
–        Sales growth (like for like)
–        Margin (Percentage and cash)
–        People measure
–        Supplier performance
–        ROS (waste/ shrinkage/departmental charges/sample cost )
·        Supplier order fills and EODs
·        Quality / high standard mindset
·        Proactive & Innovative with a continuous improvement mindset
·        Strong customer and retail orientation – sound business acumen; commercial awareness; good judgment; emotional resilience
·        Entrepreneurial – ability to initiate and implement innovative and viable business ideas and to accept accountability for the outcome
·        Team player with understanding of diversity
·        Good communication skills, both written and verbal

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