Friday , December 1 2023

Dischem Job Application – Category Buyer

Website Dischem Pharmacies

Job Description:

Dis-Chem Pharmacies’ Head Office in Midrand has an opportunity available for a Category Buyer (Imports) to join the procurement team. The main purpose of this role will be to manage suppliers, trading terms, market analysis, product selection/ buying, planning, stock management, driving turnover and profit.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyse consumer buying patterns to predict future trends in order to choose most profitable product ranges.
  • Manage plans to ensure optimal stock levels for the business at all times.
    Negotiating prices and delivery contracts with suppliers.
  • Develop and adhere to category plan that includes category sales, profit, market shares, second stock returns, ROCE.
  • Develop a yearly category operating strategy and ensure it is in line with the Dis-Chem strategic category objective.
  • Review supplier contracts and ensure they are valid, in line with industry standards and industry good practice.
  • Ensure a detailed marketing plan is formulated and that it`s in line with the overall company strategy.
  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers while sourcing new suppliers for future products.
  • Evaluate product quality by using customer feedback as a measuring tool.
  • Compile reports on relevant products and their sales, quality and feedback.
  • Report on category plans on a monthly basis.
  • Implement strategies to improve profitability of the category.
  • Identify and develop various Dis-Chem category pricing and promotion strategies to ensure customer needs are met while remaining competitive in the market.

Job Requirements:

  • Negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • English – Read, write and speak well
  • Knowledge and understanding of market trends and competitor analysis, supplier negotiations, trading terms, financial planning
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Brand understanding
  • Knowledge of Industry standards, relevant product laws and regulations, Retail and Buying
  • Be able to achieve budget inventory levels
  • Time management
  • Good communication skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Need to have an understanding of the financial implications that goes with the tasks involved

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years Category Buying experience
  • Computer skills – (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Grade 12 / Matric with Mathematics and Accounting
  • Degree or Diploma in Finance/Retail Management or any similar qualification
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • SAP BI, Qlikview experience

Job Details:

Company: Dischem Pharmacies

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Midrand, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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