Category Manager


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

Purpose Of The Position:

The purpose of this position is to drive and promote the business through the buying of promotional and replenishment stock, communication and leadership to retailers, upholding the retail policy and maintaining category and divisional profits, retail profitability, stockholdings and service levels.

Key Performance Areas

  • Negotiating with sales representatives from suppliers
  • Maintaining comprehensive records of all transactions with suppliers
  • Negotiating deals and prices to achieve competitive retail prices and budgeted gross profit for the DC and Retail
  • Managing stock levels and service levels against sales and budget
  • Managing product and service levels against sales and budget
  • Managing product ranges within specified product categories
  • Achieving targeted DC sales and gross profit

Skills / Knowledge / Experience

  • Matric
  • Marketing Degree/ Diploma or Purchasing Diploma
  • Minimum 5 years Retail Experience in a Senior Managerial Position
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of buying systems and processes
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of product range requirements within a supermarket environment
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Strong drive, initiative and creativity
  • Hands on approach to problems and solutions
  • Administrative skills
  • Financial skills
  • Computer literacy


Spar North Rand Distributor Centre

Axle Drive, Clayville, Olifantsfontein, 1666

Telephone: 011 203 5300

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