Perishable Specialist - Randburg, South Africa - Kayur Investments

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Description
A large retail group is looking for a dynamic and skilled individual to take upon the role as a Perishables Specialist for our Johannesburg division

Purpose:
to effectively manage Perishables Managers/Controllers at store level and purchase Perishables stock on a group scale.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Perishables Managers/Controllers that are store based; conduct meetings and enforces discipline.
  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers to ensure that we are competitive, buying of products; determines the replenishment requirements.
  • Manager and track stock on a weekly basis
  • Analysis of reports to understand setbacks as well as growth factors.
  • Determine areas for improvement and institute changes to address concerns, ensure that the range is effective for that store.
  • Minimize outofstock and overstock to ensure fresh merchandise.
  • Control department expenses by enhancing operations, meet budgeted goals and control shrinkage and wastage
  • Communicate with stores to design marketing plans (advertising) to achieve profits.
  • Ensure that managers are stocked for promotions
  • Ensure that managers/controllers are exercising disciplines in controlling and monitoring shrinkage and wastage levels
  • Ensure that manager/controllers are exercising health and hygiene levels in their departments at store levels.
  • General Admin; spot checking invoice pricing

Requirements:


  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • At least 2 years' experience as a Perishables Buyer OR
  • At least 5 year experience as a Perishables Manager looking for growth
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications.
  • EXPERIENCE IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS POSITION
  • CANDIDATES MUST BE FROM AROUND THE AREA OR WILLING TO TRAVEL

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