Retail Inventory Forecaster
Trek Bikes
Johannesburg, South Africa
6d ago

Please note that applicants not meeting the essential position requirements stated below will not be considered for this role

About us :

We sell bikes. Sound simple? Well, there’s more to it. We build products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers and change the world by getting more people on bikes.

But that’s not all. Trek has a fantastic culture with excellent employee benefits. When you’re on our team, you’re well taken care of, encouraged to grow and given plenty of opportunities to do so.

Plus, we make sure we have fun in the process. Give us your best, and we’ll give it right back. Have we ticked all your boxes? Then, come join us!

Job Description :

As the retail forecaster for Trek, your primary role will be managing the procurement and inventory for our directly owned retail stores.

This entails managing vendors and actively engaging with all stakeholders to ensure that our stores present the cutting edge of cycling products to the South African consumer.

Trek South Africa is looking to hire a competent sales inventory specialist.

Responsibilities :

  • Cistech point of sales administrator;
  • Inventory management & reporting;
  • Stock ordering and receiving;
  • Master Data management for point of sale system;
  • Communicate and plan aggregated forecast for business segment monthly;
  • Establish pricing with sales team;
  • Working with retail store managers to control product ranges;
  • Negotiating pricing with third party vendors for all Trek Stores
  • Liaising with sales staff weekly on sales performance and supply chain related topics;
  • Working with Retail accountant to ensure invoices are accurate and paid on time;
  • Skills Required :

  • Strong proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Data & Trend Analytical skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Decision Maker
  • Excellent communication and follow up skills required
  • Retail experience in sales, cycling / sports specific
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Qualifications & Experience Required :

  • More than two years of retail experience OR three years of wholesale experience
  • Proficient / fluent in English
  • Prior experience in finished goods forecasting and inventory management
  • Must have experience working with external vendors
  • John Galt Forecasting software experience, a plus
  • Prior experience in the cycling industry is beneficial
  • Trek Benefits :
  • Market-related salaries :

  • Membership of Retirement Annuity, Risk and Medical Aid group schemes
  • A fair, flexible, and fun company culture
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Access to Trek staff purchase plans
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