PLANNER: VOLATILE STORES
Woolworths
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
2d ago
source : Jobs-Vacancies.Net

Description Maximise identified trading opportunities in volatile stores by providing accurate forecasts of customer demand through management by exception and optimising inventory management through the supply chain within defined parameters.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSIdeally 2 to 3 years planning experience in FMCGStores’ experience would be an advantageRetail or business related tertiary qualification would be an advantageMust be in possession of a valid driver’s licenseTravelling will be required and may be required to work weekends where necessaryComputer literacy and competent excel skillsAbility to influence others, and build and sustain relationships with individuals across functional teamsTeam player ability to work effectively and interdependently with diverse team membersProactive ability to anticipate events and plan for them in detailProblem solving skills ability to identify problems and recommend effective solutionsEffective influencing / assertive communication skills and the ability to manage conflictHigh attention to detailResults driven with passion for meeting deadlinesJOB SPECIFICATIONSMaximise the trading opportunities within the product category for the volatile stores and deliver to a set of KPI’sReview performance and adjust levers to deliver to a set of KPI’s in line with the agreed targets for the focus storesUnderstand internal and external factors which impact demand and ensure these are reflected in the forecastsIdentify challenges, trends and opportunities and troubleshoot accordinglyUnderstand and optimize supply chain and systemsCommunicate with internal and external stakeholders to maximize tradeBuild and develop relationships with the category planning manager, planners, assortment and space team to ensure two-way communication and alignment in understanding of strategy as well as short term focusesProvide input into Assortment and Space Planning based on store category performance to facilitate decision making and profitable stock managementBuild and develop relationships with stores to ensure stock levels meet customer demand and store KPIs are achieved and sustainableProvide insight into the local event calendar for seasonal events and external influences on tradeOptimize profitability through effective analysis and reporting

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