Manager – Retail Apparel Inventory Solutions - Key Fin Recruit cc, Gauteng

  • Gauteng
  • Salary: (Negotiable)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted by Strategic Staffing Solutions on Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Reference: GM
  • Apply before Thursday, August 29, 2013 -

Vacancy Details

Employer: Key Fin Recruit cc

An international Software company with over 17 years experience delivering Demand Planning Solutions to the Distribution and Retail sectors requires a Project Manager with retail apparel experience to manage project work in the domain of Demand Planning, Inventory Optimisation, Merchandise Financial Planning, Assortment Planning and Promotion Management.

  • Type of Position : Permanent

  • Location : initially Durban based [ 1 year ] then Bryanston, Johannesburg and travel to various sites apropos project requirements

  • Nature of Projects : apparel fashion retail planning

  • Subordinates : 8 Business Consultants

  • Projects & Offices : Durban, Bryanston, Cape Town, UK, Singapore, Beijing, Australia, New Zealand

  • Company Head Office : California, USA

Main Purpose of the Role

Manage project work in the domain of Demand Planning, Inventory Optimisation or Merchandise Planning. Manage Business Consultants researching, defining, analysing, documenting and updating solutions for apparel fashion, retail / supply chain processes, demand planning procedures and/or inventory management systems with a strategic focus and actively manage the implementation of solutions

Key Performance Areas

ü  Designing new & existing business processes in conjunction with business partners (solution & process mapping : AS-IS & TO-BE with a strategic focus)

ü  Compile project scope of work and the project schedule

ü  Plan, organize and manage resources to bring about the successful completion of projects, managing the full SDLC (systems development life cycle) and the processes involved in formalizing a project from inception to completion

ü  Process engineering and re-engineering and change management

ü  Data modelling, benchmarking & analysis around key metrics pertaining to supply, demand and inventory performance.

ü  Actively managing implementation of solutions to ensure delivery timeframes and quality requirements are met

ü  Continuously identify opportunities to improve the processes/solutions

ü  Updating Standard Operating Procedures with requisite changes

ü  Interacting and maintaining good relationships with business stakeholders (business users, change management resources, developers, testing and training teams)

ü  Project management of professional services rendered by the Consulting Team

ü  Monitoring project billing of consulting team against project schedules and project requirements

ü  Methodical analysis of resource availability for projects, e.g. determining which Consultants have completed a project and are thus available to be placed on another project

ü  Facilitating workshops with Consultants, explaining project management requirements and performance requirements, providing set expectations – creating a project framework & structure

ü  Budgeting for various project phases; financial forecasting and allocating resources accordingly, monitoring the project billings of Consultants accordingly

ü  Implement strict governance around project management

ü  Overseeing project milestones, once the Solutions Specialist has designed the implementation, ensuring that project activities are being carried out according to project schedule/deadlines, in accordance with project requirements and within budget

ü  Facilitate weekly progress meetings with implementation team, using documentation from design sessions, to ensure that work is carried out according to project requirements, schedule and within budget. Identify any problems and compile solutions.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Project management in the domain of Demand Planning, Inventory Optimisation or Merchandise Planning

  • BCom. Informatics

  • BEng. Industrial Engineer

  • BSc. Computer Science

  • MS SQL skills / expertise

  • SAP / Oracle skills are very advantageous

Advantageous :
   JDA Allocation : proficient in using and implementation thereof
   Arthur Planning / Enterprise Planning / ProClarity / Retek

Competency Requirements

       Very strong project management background

       Strict governance around project management

       Methodical / Analytical

       Financial aptitude [ budgets / forecasting, allocation & monitoring ]


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