Category Manager (Beverages, Sweets, Snacks) – Vacancy


Listing reference: spar_000416

Industry: FMCG & Supply Management

Job category: Other: FMCG, Retail, Wholesale and Supply Chain

Location: Boksburg

Contract: Permanent


SPAR SOUTH RAND DC is looking for to recruit Category Manager (Beverages, Sweets, Snacks) to join our dynamic team.

Job Description

Based in Jet Park, this position’s core responsibility is to manage the full portfolio with regards to replenishment, management of DC & retail margin as well as selling prices for both DC and Dropshipment products. Management of general admin and promotions well as all daily reports.


  • Achieve budgeted sales target
  • Achieve budgeted gross profit for DC & Retail
  • Manage stock holding to budgeted levels
  • Management of inbound supplier service levels
  • KVI price management
  • Drive sales and manage expenses & recoveries in line with the budget.
  • Manage GP percentages per category & recoveries from suppliers.
  • Verify pricing claims for drop shipment and direct suppliers.
  • Effective communication with customers (internal and /or external)
  • Align supplier strategy with DC strategy.
  • Monitor and manage the dog line products
  • Replenish stock at competitive prices
  • Data management through AS400
  • Liaise with retailers and build relationship to negotiate deals
  • Maintain required stock levels within the warehouse
  • Drive sales through innovation
  • Be part of advertising / consumer trends
  • Drive sales through special promotions


  • National Senior Certificate (Matric) Pre-requisite
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience
  • National Certificate / Diploma in Marketing Management or similar – Recommended
  • Diploma or Degree in Purchasing or Commerce – Recommended
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Computer literate Previous F.M.C.G. buying experience is required SAP (Advantageous)
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Excellent training and coaching skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team worker who can also work independently
  • Ability to build strategic working relationships
  • Financial/business acumen 

CLOSING DATE: 23 June 2023


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