takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Department 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 which allows full flexibility according to your needs, 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.
The position reports to the Division Manager
Your responsibilities will include :
Develop a comprehensive strategy / plan to drive growth across the department in sales, brands, suppliers and new product listings
Source and prioritize new brands and suppliers according to this growth plan and in line with market trends and consumer demand
Deliver against key financial and service level performance indicators within the department (sales, margin, listings availability, stock cover etc.)
Manage and develop supplier relationships, negotiate good prices, improve trading terms and manage suppliers according to strict SLAs
Develop a promotional programme, source great deals and manage site merchandising for the department
Support the operations team in delivering a world-class customer experience monitor department returns, support the customer service team on product queries and resolving any customer complaints
Manage stock and availability (including replenishment orders, stock cover)
Attributes required :
Strong analytical ability, uses data to inform decisions
Strong willingness to learn
Proven track record of negotiation and stakeholder management
Entrepreneurial / commercial mindset
Bachelors degree (commerce degree preferable)
3 years commercial / retail experience
The Environment :
takealot.com 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, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
We are short on ego and high on output.
We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.
We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :
is respectful but forthright
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 strive 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 under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
is curious and challenge the status quo
is innovative and enjoys iteration
will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com
thinks like an owner of the business
is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING
If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!
Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.