Supply Chain Analytics Manager
Cape Town, South Africa
5d ago, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Supply Chain Analytics Manager to join our team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.

We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain Development, your responsibilities will include :

Your responsibilities will include :

  • The guidance and management of a team of capable, talented and inquisitive Analysts focussing on the total Supply Chain from end to end
  • Thought leadership around data related problems and crafting of solutions
  • Providing direction to analyst on application of statistical and related techniques to solve problems
  • Ownership of all analysis required by Supply Chain Development and the wider Supply Chain division
  • Selection of optimal analytics tools for the Supply Chain division
  • Provision of high quality analysis outputs to the Supply Chain division
  • Provision of simulation and scenario planning outcomes for Supply Chain solutions
  • Bridging gap between problems cases and data, from multiple data inputs and systems
  • Custodian of master data integrity across Supply Chain systems
  • On-going alignment with other departments on items such as stock cover and related issues
  • Management of 3 direct reports currently and potentially additional reports in future
  • Attributes :

  • Proven experience in analysis for highly complex problems and environments
  • Previous experience in ecommerce environments is highly preferred
  • Previous experience with inventory optimisation and management
  • Attention to detail with a curious mind
  • Ability to discern between granularity of analysis and benefit of output
  • Keen interest in data with the ability to apply in context
  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude; self-motivated; critical thinker
  • High proficiency with analysis, BI and modelling tools
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Comfortable with change and excellent team player
  • Qualifications / Experience :

  • Industrial Engineering, B.Comm Quantitative Management, B.Comm Logistics, B. Comm Operations Research or similar degree preferred
  • High level of proficiency with Analytics tools, Supply Chain modelling and Simulation tools
  • Competence in SQL or other database software preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the Supply Chain industry and / or Analysis of which at least 2 years in a management position
  • The Environment :

  • employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.
  • com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, collborate to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas about how we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution afterall.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strives to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives with change, accepts change is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • thinks about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenges the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business
  • If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind, so come join us!

    Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities to apply.

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