Pick n Pay Recruitment Programme Various Areas

Pick n Pay has an exciting opportunity for Graduate Buyers at several offices.. Our Buyers play a central role in ensuring that the products we place on our shelves match the requirements and aspirations of our customers.

Buying is an important role within our business and can have a direct impact on the profitability of the business. In order to be successful a Buyer needs excellent commercial acumen, strong analytical skills, brilliant organizational skills and the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively at all levels.

Pick n Pay Graduate Buyer

If you are looking for a graduate position that combines detailed analysis of financial information and market trends with the ability to develop relationships and successfully negotiate deals with suppliers then you should apply for this position.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree with a major in:

  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Statistics

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve competitive pricing for products, an increase in sales and improved margins
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Review under-performing categories and develop solutions to improve performance
  • Execute tactical buying plans and category specific growth strategies
  • Lead cross-functional teams to achieve team goals
  • Develop, translate and promote merchandising solutions to achieve business goals and influence financial performance
  • Translate available information, data and findings into specific, actionable recommendations that add value to business planning
  • Analyse financial data to accurately diagnose business realities, identify key issues and forecast future financials
  • Identify key factors and trends that impact on financial performance and implement plans to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities

Key Competencies

  • Analysis
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Assertiveness
  • Building relationships
  • Team building and collaboration
  • Negotiation
  • Commercial and financial acumen

How to Apply

You can apply online here:

Closing date: 1 October 2017

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