Woolworths opportunities - Mkbn

Woolworths opportunities

Maximise trading opportunities by providing accurate forecasts of customer demand through management by exception, optimising inventory management through the supply chain and store catalogues within defined parameters.
Preferably B.Com Degree / Relevant Retail qualification
Ideally 3 – 5 years planning experience with emphasis on perishables planning, and with some measure of specialisation within a discipline
Excellent Excel skills
Good computer literacy, with an above average grasp of all office applications,
Must have good knowledge of supply chain operations i.e. Suppliers, DC, Stores and understands the supply chain concepts
Very good analytical and numerical ability
Very good planning and organisational ability
Very good business acumen, judgement and problem-solving skills
Very good team player, demonstrates integration skills in all interactions
Ability to deliver good results under stressful situations
Proven ability to effectively use a statistical forecasting tool
Proven ability to evaluate availability and waste metrics and implement integrated solutions that deliver category profitability targets
Good understanding of supply chains/ inventory management systems and their processes (e.g. RDF forecasting), order management
Good understanding of stores, customer and product profiles, and their relationship to range/ catalogue and space planning
Contribute to the development of an integrated category/ department plan that delivers a product range that in turn delivers profitable growth, whilst being mindful of planning principles
Optimise the continuous availability of product in the department to meet customer demand
Contribute to the department plan with a specific focus on planning objectives and requirements
Develop and manage the department plan in line with planning principles to ensure Food Range (depth & breadth of range) delivers availability, sales and profitable growth
Communicate and ensure adherence to all key objectives and priorities from the Category Operating Plan to the department teams
Assist department team to prioritise objectives and resources to deliver operating plan, both from a product and people perspective
Define, set and monitor product flow models and integrate with Supply Chain and cross functional team to ensure delivery of the department plans
Contribute to the Category Scorecards to ensure stretch budgets and targets are set for the department
Review department performance against Department Scorecards
Integrate with team to set and achieve operational KPI’s –sales, waste, availability, financial accountable contribution of the Foods Department.
Set, Monitor and Deliver inventory plans and achieve all inventory targets (Sales, Service levels, Stock cover, Forecast accuracy, Waste, Availability) in line with customer availability objectives for the Category Operating Plan
Provide input and influence the replenishment processes and forecasting algorithms and key inventory levers
Complete and maintain the analysis of historical and future performance (KPAs sales, stock margin, stock turn, sell throughs, promotion activity including key business indicators) to feedback to trading team to ensure if any, risks are considered in the development of future plans
Participate and influence in all department reviews by ensuring that the Planning KPI’s analysis is ready for the reviews
Drive profitability together with the matrix team
Set, Monitor and Deliver product plan for special occasions/events
Build key relationships with stores to drive process within the category
Woolworths supports vaccination against the COVID-19 virus as an occupational health and safety measure in its workplaces.
In order to increase barriers against the virus in our workplace and safeguard our employees and customers, we encourage all our employees and potential employees to be fully vaccinated.
Therefore, upon application you will be asked to present a valid certificate confirming you are fully vaccinated or provide reasons for you not being fully vaccinated.

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