Job Related Knowledge
3- 6 months' administrative process' (Essential)
Knowledge of buying and planning principles - 1 year (Essential)
Knowledge of query resolution
Job Related Skills
Problem solving and analytical thinking
Attention to detail
Competency in all computer packages, i.e. Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
Planning and Organising
Verbal and written communication
3-6 months administrative retail experience (Essential) / or successful completion of a Merchandise Graduate Programme.
Previous experience as a category assistant
Previous experience working with critical paths and project deadlines
B Degree or Diploma in Retail, Purchasing Management or similar (Essential)
Job Related Competencies
Persuading and Influencing
Learning and Researching
Cope with Pressures and Setbacks
Adhering to Principlse and Values
Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations
Following Instructions and Procedures
All positions will be filled in accordance with our Employment Equity plan. We also encourage people with disabilities to apply.
Administratively manage and support all aspects of the Merchandise critical paths, e.g., accurate new lines listing, product development process, tracking promotions and sign-
off with the buyer, loading and maintaining Co-Ops, imports, Letter of Authority's and new store openings.
To liaise with stores and vendors with regards to pricing queries, product availability, promotions and action these requests or issues timeously.
To co-ordinate internal marketing activities (including ClubCard) and to manage the control and review of marketing and omni-
channel samples, images and pricing of promoted items, both internally (BTB, Club card, Red-line, Brand Managers) and externally (vendors).
To prepare and complete the Merchandising manual for sign off by Buyers as per the Buyers brief.
To obtain the supplier confirmation and submit TEM Bill backs to maintain and improve the profitability of the category.
Weekly analysis of new product launches within category against Key Performance Indicators to provide key insights for scorecard and key reporting functions i.
e. outstanding order reports, promotions sell through etc.
To assist in ensuring speed to market in listing new products by timeously submitting accurate new line forms and cost and sell price information to the relevant teams.
To administer and maintain the product database, e.g. listing products, vendors, product status etc.
To co-ordinate and track supplier in-store promotion / product activation process.
To manage general office administration (filing, account queries, minute taking) and ad hoc duties as required by the department.