Category Controller


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

Purpose Of The Position

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

  • 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

Skills / Knowledge / Experience

  • Grade 12
  • Diploma / Degree in Marketing or 3 year working experience in FMCG related field.
  • Computer literate on MS Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Attention to Detail (Work Standards)
  • Customer Focused
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Organised and systematic
  • Sound Interpersonal skills
  • Good sales person
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • High stress tolerance
  • Building strategic working relationships
  • Good Communication skills


Spar North Rand Distributor Centre
Axle Drive, Clayville, Olifantsfontein, 1666

Telephone: 011 203 5300

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