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Closing Date 2021/04/28
Reference Number PNP210406-1
Job Title Head of Butcheries
Job Type Classification Permanent
Division / Region Commercial
Department Fresh
Location – Town / City Kenilworth/Kensington Office Park
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Country South Africa
Job Advert Summary To lead the buying and operations function within Butcheries ensuring optimal performance in the execution of the strategy to enable achievement of the Butcheries strategic objectives.
Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s Degree 7-10 years retail experience within store operations combined with category management is essential 7-10 years management experience is essential Advanced computer literacy (Excel & Powerpoint) SAP knowledge is an added advantage
Duties & Responsibilities Develop and execute effective negotiating strategies that result in win-win agreements of long-term benefit to the organization and enhance long-term relationships Foster a controlled environment to ensure legal and financial risks are mitigated and minimized, leveraging a network of functional experts Oversee the annual negotiation cycle to achieve optimal margins, conditions and bonuses; approve agreement structure alternatives for large-scale, unique, or complex negotiations and agreements Determine the strategic value of individual supplier relationships; drive the evolution of key supplier relationships into long-term strategic partnerships; leverage partnerships to create unique, high-impact growth opportunities; determine when supplier relationships need to be rationalized Proactively identify key suppliers to focus collaborative efforts; create and sustain a collaborative environment where suppliers are actively engaged in the achievement of current and future business goals Align the supplier community in support of Pick n Pay’s values, buying strategies, and corporate initiatives by facilitating the development of a shared agenda, and maintaining momentum if change becomes difficult Develop and implement multi-year Own Brand strategy to build margin, customer loyalty and differentiation in the marketplace; including strategic supplier partner development Authorise delisting of suppliers and handle escalated supplier issues Anticipate changes in industry, merchandise, and lifestyle trends to develop a cohesive picture of category-specific merchandising needs and evolving member insights; and forecast the impact on these changes on long-term buying strategy Maintain and share current, in-depth knowledge of the industry and suppliers; leverage knowledge of industry practices, business trends, distribution methods, and the competitive environment to develop strategic supplier relationships and buying plans Develop and direct the execution of category-specific growth strategies that consistently meet or exceed company and divisions’ expectations; and align with evolving category initiatives and Pick n Pay’s overall business strategy Develop and implement approaches that improve performance, quality, work efficiency and/or reduce costs for category; identify complex, cross-functional process improvements impacting functional areas; recommends improvements to leadership across the organization Maintain close oversight of the transition of strategy into practice / implementation and continuously identify the effectiveness thereof Plan and over the execution of merchandising efforts consistent with overall merchandising strategy, leveraging in-depth knowledge of Pick n Pay’s store formats Oversee the running of in-store butcheries by ensuring the strategies for different store formats are executed optimally for profitability. Ensure quality and food safety standards are met by having quality frameworks in place for suppliers and stores Communicate the results of complex analyses to diverse audiences and develop methods to ensure understanding of trends and business impact Maintain oversight and provide guidance in developing budgets and monitoring expenditures against plans; and make improvements to budgets based on knowledge of financial data and history Leverage financial data to identify the key factors affecting financial performance, predict trends, and forecast future financials
Competencies Sound knowledge of buying fundamentals Strong financial acumen Strong influencing and negotiation skills Analytical thinking and Decision making Strong project management Strong communication skills Ability to handle multiple priorities with competing demands Ability to build strategic relationships and collaborate Excellent leadership skills
Additional Information Competency based interview to assess above requirements and competencies Relevant testing

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