Buyer - Horticulture Plants

Buyer - Horticulture Plants

Woolworths | Cape Town, WC, ZA

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Job category: FMCG, Retail, Wholesale and Supply Chain Location: Cape Town Contract: Permanent Remuneration: Market Related Introduction Responsible for the execution of the Horti strategy. Co-ordinates the delivery of the category strategy to deliver sustainable profitable growth and operational excellence · Develop and execute category strategy to ensure delivery of operational excellence · 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 · Formulate category plans with suppliers · Monitor and interpret industry and international trends (doing both local and international benchmarking) · Deliver against operational excellence and KPIs for the department · Focuses on medium term sustainable market share growth · Ensures the delivery of sustainable growth for category level · Co-ordinates matrix team to effectively deliver KPIs · Facilitate team direction and pace to effectively deliver KPIs · Assist team in navigating through obstacles · Mentor and support the development of Buyers Assistants · Share category strategy with stakeholders and get their buy in · Conducts continuous review of supplier performance against plan and course correct based on variables/changes · Monitors and ensures adherence to ethical compliance · Manage financial indicators · Liaise with marketing, sales management, space planning & trade planning to effectively drive the growth of the category · Ability to actively review factors influencing trade ie; market share, local & international trends, economic climate, competitor activity & changes to customer shopping habits, and translate into strategy. · 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 · Proven sourcing and supplier management experience. · Strong negotiation and financial management skills · Proactive & Innovative with a continuous improvement mindset · Has an intimate understanding of who the customer is and the ability to view the world through their eyes · 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 · Is able to consistently convey information clearly and confidently when interacting with teams · Consistently drives the creation and development of products, services, and experiences that are convenient and innovative for our customers · 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 knowledge of appropriate retail department systems and related processes across the value chain to manage objectives and enhance their ability to solve problems · Manages supplier delivery against the business standards and values and maximises value and reduce risks through identification and resolution of limitations/shortcomings Woolworths is an equal employment opportunity company that is committed to inclusion and diversity