Category Controller
Advert reference: spar_000141
Advert status: Online
Apply by: 18 December 2021
Position Summary
Industry: FMCG & Supply Management
Job category: Retail Operations
Location: Gauteng
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: No

SPAR North Rand, a division of The SPAR Group Ltd, is recruiting for a Category Controller at its Distribution Centre located in Olifantsfontein.

Job description
The purpose of this job is to provide administrative support to the Purchasing Manager and Category Manager including compiling and circulating certain daily, monthly and annual reports, to assist the category manager with basic replenishment buying and ensuring that all day-to-day administration is maintained and updated.

Key Performance Areas

Coordinating of cross border orders
Working with the Category Manager on Cross border pricing
Monitor cross-border documentation.
Update departments on new cross-border legislations
Investigate any documentation discrepancies.
Procurement of stock & managing stock levels.
Assistant to the Category Manager
Check products are listed on the AS400 with the correct vendor pack.
List any new products on AS400.
Ensure data is clean on AS400, correct prices and quantities.

Monitor out of stocks and dog-lines daily.
Remove any discontinued stock items as per the supplier information.
Contact Retailers to try and sell over stocked products.
Capture added demand products.
Check that suppliers have booked a delivery slot with receiving.

Follow correct procedures when returning stock.
Follow up on orders placed with Suppliers.
Ensure promotional quantities received from the promotions department are correct.
Ensure that invoices that are received from Suppliers correspond with pricing on the system
Return stock that is not selling.
Monitor levels and stock age daily.
Sell over stocked items.

Preparation and submission of certain daily, weekly, monthly and annual Marketing reports
Co-ordinate certain department meetings- booking of venues and organise catering.
Co-ordination of Marketing communication to retailers and suppliers
Assist at various Marketing related SPAR events e.g. Trade Shows, Golf Days and Public Events
Perform any other reasonable task requested by management.

Demand forecasting
Order & Replenishment Management
Stock Management
Supply chain & stock optimization
Daily analysis of key statistics and financial control
Data management and buying administration.
Control shrinkage and damages on deliveries
Seeing that all promotional checks are actioned.
Meet and maintain Inbound and Outbound DC service level criteria
General administrative support
Building strategic working relationships

Minimum requirements
Matric Certificate
Diploma / Degree in Finance or Supply Chain or 3 year working experience in FMCG related field.
Computer literate on MS Office package (Word, Intermediate/Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Attention to Detail (Work Standards)
Customer Focused
Able to work under pressure
Must be able to work under pressure to reach deadlines
Organised and systematic
Sound Interpersonal skills
Good sales person
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
High stress tolerance

Closing Date: 18 November 2021

Kindly note: All applications are to be submitted through the Careers Site and Pnet. Please refrain from calling the Distribution Centre (DC) or emailing applications directly.

If you have not had any response from us within one week of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

SPAR North Rand is an equal opportunity employer.

All positions are placed in accordance with the Company’s Employment Equity Plan.

“Your application and all personal information provided herein is protected under the Protection of Personal Information Act (4 of 2013), hereinafter referred to as the “Act”.

The SPAR Group LTD, with its head offices at 22 Chancery Lane in Pinetown, is collecting this information to enable us to facilitate your application and /or assess your suitability for the advertised position. This information will be used for this purpose only and disposed of thereafter, unless you consent to the information being retained for marketing purposes.
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