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OFFICE FURNITURE CATEGORY MANAGER - 370162
OFFICE FURNITURE CATEGORY MANAGER
FMCG / Retail / Wholesale
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
We're accepting applications for the position of Office Furniture Category Manager, with a focus on office furniture. The eligible candidate will have extensive experience in the office furniture Industry, strong communication and interpersonal skills with a track record of high performance.
Duties & Responsibilities
Identify opportunities for meaningful growth and gaps in current commercial, retail and online product offerings and work with relevant stakeholders to grow Furniture and Filing category sales and improve profitability
Determine Commercial New Business Strategy and Growth Strategies for the Category as a whole
Work with existing and new suppliers to ensure a relevant product offering is maintained within the business
Identify opportunities to improve offering through the addition of new products and items
Action identified opportunities through the sourcing of products from New- and existing- suppliers
Evaluate suppliers and alternative suppliers, negotiate pricing and range offers from suppliers
Liaise with Supply Chain and Logistics Manager and Procurement Executive to facilitate the evaluation and enforcement of agreed SLA terms with suppliers
Work with Regional Stakeholders to ensure the retention of sufficient stock quantities of relevant product lines to mitigate Out of Stock Situations
Drive the execution of stock exit strategies for slow-moving and ageing stock items
Work with suppliers and stakeholders to ensure competitive pricing is attained in the market and undertake reasonable means to ensure target gross profit percentages are achieved and exceeded
Work with Regional Sales Teams to ensure pricing remains competitive within existing target gross profit ranges
Guide Sales and Administrative Team on Tender pricing and requirements
Mentor, guide and upskill Regional Sales Teams through regular communications and training
Champion the introduction of new products to the business and ensure all relevant staff, procurement and warehouse staff are adequately briefed on new items
Demonstrate and instil culture of cross-selling product ranges to maximise value
Build strong relationships with Key Suppliers to ensure Sales Teams are equipped with good product knowledge and supplier support where applicable
Desired Experience & Qualification
National Senior Certificate or equivalent.
In excess of 6 years of experiencein a similar role
Relevant Tertiary Qualification would be advantageous.
Knowledge of Office Supplies, Office Furniture etc. is essential