Maximise identified trading opportunities in volatile stores by providing accurate forecasts of customer demand through management by exception and optimising inventory management through the supply chain within defined parameters.


  • Ideally 2 to 3 years planning experience in FMCG
  • Stores’ experience would be an advantage
  • Retail or business related tertiary qualification would be an advantage
  • Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Travelling will be required and may be required to work weekends where necessary
  • Computer literacy and competent excel skills
  • Ability to influence others, and build and sustain relationships with individuals across functional teams
  • Team player – ability to work effectively and interdependently with diverse team members
  • Proactive – ability to anticipate events and plan for them in detail
  • Problem solving skills – ability to identify problems and recommend effective solutions
  • Effective influencing / assertive communication skills and the ability to manage conflict
  • High attention to detail
  • Results driven with passion for meeting deadlines


  • Maximise the trading opportunities within the product category for the volatile stores and deliver to a set of KPI’s
  • Review performance and adjust levers to deliver to a set of KPI’s in line with the agreed targets for the focus stores
  • Understand internal and external factors which impact demand and ensure these are reflected in the forecasts
  • Identify challenges, trends and opportunities and troubleshoot accordingly
  • Understand and optimize supply chain and systems
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to maximize trade
  • Build and develop relationships with the category planning manager, planners, assortment and space team to ensure two-way communication and alignment in understanding of strategy as well as short term focuses
  • Provide input into Assortment and Space Planning based on store category performance to facilitate decision making and profitable stock management
  • Build and develop relationships with stores to ensure stock levels meet customer demand and store KPIs are achieved and sustainable
  • Provide insight into the local event calendar for seasonal events and external influences on trade
  • Optimize profitability through effective analysis and reporting

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