Thursday , April 18 2024

Woolworths SMS Job Application 2023 – Buyer Horticulture Plants

Website Woolworths

Job Description:

Responsible for the execution of the Horti strategy. Co-ordinates the delivery of the category strategy to deliver sustainable profitable growth and operational excellence

Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate team direction and pace to effectively deliver KPIs
  • Mentor and support the development of Buyers Assistants
  • Deliver against operational excellence and KPIs for the department
  • Monitor and interpret industry and international trends (doing both local and international benchmarking)
  • Focuses on medium term sustainable market share growth
  • Co-ordinates matrix team to effectively deliver KPIs
  • Support the co-ordination of the matrix team in order to deliver the category strategy
  • Analyse and interpret market and sales data to develop tactical plans to drive the desired outcome
  • Assist team in navigating through obstacles
  • Ensures the delivery of sustainable growth for category level
  • Develop and execute category strategy to ensure delivery of operational excellence
  • Formulate category plans with suppliers

Job Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of global & seasonal trends relating to colour / décor & homeware
  • Consistently makes logical deductions from given information and uses these to transform the department
  • Proactive & Innovative with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Consistently anticipates potential obstacles and identifies project risks that may impact the accomplishment of project deadlines and delivery and escalates these risks where appropriate
  • Has an intimate understanding of who the customer is and the ability to view the world through their eyes
  • Consistently drives the creation and development of products, services, and experiences that are convenient and innovative for our customers
  • Is able to consistently convey information clearly and confidently when interacting with teams

Qualification & Experience:

  • Strong negotiation and financial management skills
  • Proven sourcing and supplier management experience.
  • B Tertiary diploma/degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years Buying/Retail experience
  • Commercial skills & experience within the Horticulture industry knowledge of store operations, customer profiles, locations & competitors

Job Details:

Company: Woolworths

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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