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Product Specialist - Mandarin Speaking

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS JOB

Job Title Product Specialist - Mandarin Speaking
Contract Type none
Contract Duration none
Location Johannesburg
Salary none
Job Published about 1 year ago
REF 8230
Contact Name none
Contact Email none

Job Description

Category Management

  • Benchmark our product portfolio against main competitors on terms of range and pricing.
  • Visit customers, with the respective Sales Rep in order to gather market information.
  • Manage Grandmark pricing, purchase process, selling process and market-related pricing and provide target suppliers to the Procurement Team.
  • To strive for competitive pricing and achieve the required gross margin
  • Measure the percentage of the product line as a percentage of the South African car park and SKU coverage per vehicle model.
  • Maintenance of the respective category (i.e. master data, range updates).
  • Maintain control on profitability within the respective category and ensure budget gross profit is achieved.
  • Creation of stock codes in alignment with the set operating procedure as defined by the Category Management Executive.
  • Effective management of SKU supersessions and inventory implications.
  • Ensure integrity of Master Data – Correct cross referencing; original number referencing; engine type; build type etc.
  • Create fact sheets for the relevant category as requested.
  • Development of new items. Report to be generated and sent to the Category Development Executive on a monthly basis.
  • Create and maintain the ‘word of parts’ for each product line.
  • Manage the SKU parts life cycle to ensure optional sales, profitability and inventory core.

Inventory Management

  • Provide input on budgeting for new product lines and samples
  • Ensure availability of new and existing stock items.
  • Plan the distribution of new and existing items to the branches effectively, based on car park distribution and product line sales strategy.
  • Responsible for stock turn of product lines.
  • Communicate with Procurement team and Sales team regarding deviation patters pertaining to inventory availability, sales patterns and shortages.
  • Quality control – keep record on any warranty claim of products and from which supplier product is from, identify faulty issues before it goes out of control – submitted on a monthly basis
  • Supplier price review, when new shipment arrives, make sure to research market price and maintain price competitiveness

Product Marketing

  • Manage and recommend sales promotions for A, B C & D items (where we are losing a positive trend), and excess stock with the assistance of the Marketing and Sales teams.
  • Compile and facilitate training sessions relating to the relevant product category.
  • Coordinate training with external suppliers.
  • Assist with the marketing of the product and liaising with both the supplier and the marketing department for marketing material.

Customer Service and Relations

  • Address and resolve all customer queries that arise through IGNITE or via other communication channels.
  • Professional and timely communication with suppliers, internal departments and relevant stakeholders.

Ref: 8230 | Published: 29 Sep 2017

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