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Buyers Assistant (Non-Foods) (SHO240209-1) - Shoprite Group of Companies
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Closing Date2024/02/14
Reference NumberSHO240209-1
Job TitleBuyers Assistant (Non-Foods)
Job TypePermanent
Location – CountrySouth Africa
Location – ProvinceWestern Cape
Location – Town or CityBrackenfell, Cape Town
Purpose of the JobThe Shoprite Group is Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods retailer with over 24 million customers and 2800 outlets. Our customers are at the heart of what we do, and our sole purpose is to provide all communities with high quality products at the most affordable prices. Within such a dynamic environment, placing the customer at the centre of everything we do is essential to maintain a competitive position.

Within this context, the Wine and Liquor Buying department is looking to appoint a Buyers Assistant to join their team.

The purpose of the Buyers Assistant role is to support delivery of the Wine and Liquor strategic and commercial objectives through the efficient and effective execution of all operational and administrative functions related to the buying process. Key responsibilities include capturing buying related data on the system, placing orders, processing purchase orders and invoices, handling administrative and data queries from vendors, suppliers, DC’s and stores and quality checking all information inputted and captured. The role works collaboratively with the Buyer and Buying team to ensure commercial targets are met and requires a highly organised and detail orientated individual with good energy and drive to deliver on expectations and get things done.
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Job CategoryRetail
Job ObjectivesEnsure correct cost is loaded on DC to enable the Planner to order stock.
Determine / extrapolate the correct pricing for different units of measure so that the correct pack size, cost and unit sale price on supplier vendor number are accurately loaded.
Quality check cost and sales price loading after Buyers and Planners set up clusters (group per brand and store size / layout module), immediately correcting any errors identified.
Capture and load retail prices ensuring a high degree of accuracy and meticulousness.
Timeously resolve store queries raised as incidents (e.g., DC mispicks, supplier barcode irregularities) and range / derange as appropriate.
Facilitate and support Checkline with consumer queries, (e.g., stock availability and placing orders), arranging IBTs as required.
Maintain accurate, timeous loading of newly listed products on SAP Buying as approved by the Buyer.
Inform DC Planner of new products and provide them with ties and highs as provided by supplier listing form / master data.
Set flags on system to range/list products at store level.
Liaise with Replenishers to ensure orders are placed and to relay Buyers’ delivery dates.
Timeously capture deranging and mark downs.
De/link items from DC after items have been discontinued from supplier/no longer viable for exports.
Maintain up-to-date and accurate filing of invoices, costing documents, new article forms, and update documents per supplier.
Generate comprehensive reports for appropriate actioning and reviews by the Buyer.
Monitor and track progress and performance against KPI’s and proactively resolve issues or escalate to Buyer as required.
QualificationsGrade 12 certificate – (essential).
Experience1+ years experience in a similar capacity or role, executing administrative functions and support related to the buying or planning process – (essential).
Knowledge and SkillsExposure to a retail buying environment – (essential). Proficiency with MS Office 365 with well-developed Excel skills to prepare detailed spreadsheets using formulas – (essential).
Exposure to SAP Buying / Retail – (desired).

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