Woolworths Vacancies 2024: Open Jobs/Application

Woolworths Vacancies 2024: Open Jobs/Application

Woolworths invites candidates to apply for their Vacancies in 2024, Open Jobs/Application.

Closing date: 08 May 2024

Woolworths Vacancies 2024: Open Jobs/Application

Woolworths is accepting applications for the following positions:



To deliver on-time allocations, accurate distribution of stock and maintenance of systems that optimise the delivery of the department’s KPI’s. Assist and support the Planner with administrative tasks and analysis.

Job description

Develop and Execute Channel Plan

  • Develop cross plan per centralised grading parameters in line with critical path. Ensure exceptions are executed as agreed with Central Planning.
  • Ensure New Stores are stocked to plan – in line with Location brief and critical path.
  • Conduct Post seasonal analysis with regards to size, store and product performance and identify exceptions to inform grading exceptions (move to data analysis).
  • Maintain On the Dot parameter tool timeously to inform agreed stock parameters and optimised sales.

Develop and Execute Allocations

  • Prioritise allocations based on trading, monthly launches and monthly intake forecast.
  • Monitor and analyse store performance against plan and provide accurate and timeous information to optimise decision making.
  • Capture and update sizing ratios in RMS and sizing tool.
  • Create size profile & size ratios for each product to optimise allocations and future orders.

Data analysis & reporting

  • Analyse store performance and provide accurate and timeous information to optimise business decision making.
  • Conduct grade analysis and present findings to planner and central planning team for action.
  • Check In-season exceptions and suggest possible resolution to planner or action where appropriate. For example – availability, size profile including on order ratio.
  • Assist stores in resolving any queries relating to stock.

Minimum requirements

  • Grade 12 Certificate / Matric is essential.
  • A National Diploma or Degree in Business/Retail Management or Accounting/Finance (advantageous).
  • 2-3 year’s experience in store planning within clothing retail environment (essential).
  • Previous store management (advantageous).
  • Working in retail systems, familiar with retail and merchandise planning systems such as allocation planning, JDA, RMS, On the Dot and or Just enough (advantageous).
  • Experience working at an advanced level in Excel to analyse and manipulate large datasets to present complex information in clear and concise manner (advantageous).
  • Retail, Supply Chain and Logistics processes.
  • Understanding of Store Operations, layout, space management.
  • Inventory Knowledge.
  • Understanding of product assortment strategies.
  • Retail Math, proficiency in retail calculations.
  • Numerical.



To achieve the Condiments and Dressings team goals by providing administrative support to the Buyer and to ensure the smooth running and full administrative support of the department supporting role will be across Grocery departments F16 and F71.

Job description

  • Administrative Supplier Management and the completion thereof in a timely fashion
  • Daily communication with the supplier base and weekly reconciliation.  
  • Communication with buyers/planners regarding supply, static, pricing and availability and facilitating corrective action required at supplier base.
  • Provide ordering support.
  • Maintain Static data.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Buying & Product Development Teams.
  • Ensure all Price and Pack information is transmitted accurately to all suppliers on a regular basis.
  • Prepare departmental reports, Excel worksheets and Word documents as agreed with buyer.
  • Communication of Promotional Planner and managing supplier’s completion of Promotional Check Sheet timeously with correct flashes.
  • Submissions to trade planning, checking off ticketing and Daily Difference accuracy.
  • Loading promotions and submitting on FPP in required time.
  • Departmental operating expense capturing & management. Disbursing/ Updating of PO’s.
  • Tracking packaging payments, write off and re-billings of promotions with suppliers.
  • Applying for barcodes and loading new line static on FILA and JDA.
  • Booking of meetings rooms, coffees, and supplier parking.
  • Compile, update and maintain Price books, Price increase templates and pricing data on CAM/ RMS.
  • Ad-hoc administrative duties including comparative shops, Store visits and other pricing related functions.
  • Taking meeting minutes when necessary (Team and Supplier meetings)
  • Handle ad-hoc queries and requests
  • Preparation of Contracts and Trading terms
  • Adhoc assistance for the Grocery team maybe required from time to time, this will be directed by the buying team.
  • Maintenance on JDA with Supplier Split adjustments, trunking rules, lead times etc.
  • Preparation of monthly commercial presentations

Minimum requirements

  • At least 2 years relevant administration experience
  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • Accounting diploma an advantage
  • System experience of Supplier portal, COGNOS, CAM, JDA FF, FILA, RMS, FPI , FPP, ORACLE and Qlik knowledge advantageous
  • Computer literacy skills – Proficient in Excel, Powerpoint, MS Teams and Word
  • Basic understanding of retail accounting practices, Buying and Planning principles.
  • Basic understanding of Buying and Planning Knowledge
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn

Behavioural Skills:

  • Team Player.
  • Administration orientation with high levels of accuracy & attention to detail.
  • Initiative – ability to anticipate Buying Team member’s requirements and react in advance.
  • Ability and willingness to take routine decisions in the absence of Buyer.
  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Deadline orientated.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail and Analytical ability
  • Integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Work with team at varying levels
  • Results driven and proactive
  • Connecting People
  • Open-mindedness and being able to see the bigger picture.



Translate the category strategy and create an optimal assortment based on customer demand to deliver improved customer satisfaction and optimised profit.

Job description

  • Manage the day-to-day Assortment Process to ensure the category strategy is reflected in the assortments per role of store.
  • Be a key contributor to the end-to-end range review process.
  • Integrate with Buyer and Planner to understand the impact of the ILC.
  • Provide input into the clustering recommendations for the category (ies) and make recommendations to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Understand the key strategic drivers for the category and turn them into effective and profitable assortment tactics.
  • Optimise the input parameters that drive Assortment Optimisation (AO) as required which includes the types and accuracy standards of data required to allow AO to run effectively.
  • Advise category team members on the best way to achieve the best results from the AO system.
  • Conduct Impact Assessments
  • Tap into the skillset of the Centre of Excellence team (COE) to stay abreast of leading assortment thinking and techniques.
  • Attend all relevant training and meetings to ensure that new ways of assortment planning are incorporated into your ways of working.

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant Retail / FMCG experience
  • Relevant tertiary degree or qualification
  • Great understanding of the merchandising industry and good customer knowledge
  • Strategic and analytical thinking
  • Strong commercial acumen and credibility
  • Strong assortment planning skills with high ability to integrate
  • Project management and process thinking skills
  • Ability to influence others, build and sustain relationships across functional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Strong Retail / Commercial experience, preferable in Foods
  • Previous retail management experience in the fields of assortment, range and merchandising with a large global retailer (Supermarket retail experience preferred)
  • Good buying, planning or assortment planning experience (at least 3 years) within foods retailing
  • Understanding and analysis of current & future techniques and trends
  • Trend Analysis, the ability to analysis and review of past / historical information
  • Some knowledge and understanding of consumer shopping habits; competitor activity and market players in the retail sector; consumer demographics
  • The ability to analyse, interpret and optimize KPI’s relevant to assortment plans        
  • Range & Catalogue Management, the understanding of range construction, analysis and optimizing performance
  • Understand themselves and the impact they have on the people they interact with and the organisation culture and adjust their behaviour accordingly.
  • Plays a leading role in driving sustainable transformational initiatives at a BU level and/or Group level, and
  • Is recognised by the leadership, peers and reports as competent and can hold their own with colleagues in their field.
  • Builds strong networks and strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engages and connects people to enable delivery of BU strategy and operating plan.
  • Are consistent in their decision making and owns the consequences thereof due to strong business understanding and commercial knowledge.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and reacts to commercial issues within their BU.

Planer I – FBH


To assist and support Senior Planner/Planner with Developing and delivering integrated department merchandise planning strategies to meet KPI’s and manage inventory efficiently. Deliver impact and value, balance quality with speed, shape the future with technology and insight driven decision making and action.

Job description

To assist with the development and execution of Merchandise Financial Plan

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to compile and develop a departmental strategy in line with Group strategy.
  • Develop merchandise plan to anticipate seasonal differences in demand and minimise various risks.
  • Develop and present seasonal department budget and merchandise financial plans, including OTB strategy, channel strategy, range and price architecture, promotional and clearance plan, and assortment plans to leadership for sign off.
  • Consider all group inputs, including strategic initiatives, key operational metrics, and post-seasonal analysis.
  • Analyse historical sales data, market trends, and customer demand to inform MFP.
  • Manage the release of OTB (Open-to-Buy) to ensure alignment of sales and stock KPI’s.
  • Review & revise department financial plan monthly in line with trading ensuring delivery of all KPI’s.

To assist with the development and execution of Assortment Plan

  • Partner with Buying to provide a balanced assortment and option plan based on thorough post-seasonal analysis, strategy, space and application of trends.
  • Partner with Buying to develop and present the price architecture and provide guidance on the appropriate number of price points per category.
  • Conduct product review and present final volumes and established flow of newness over time.
  • Review and ensure grade assortment can be executed given available space & customer insights reports.
  • Ensure a disciplined application of the attribute framework in the assortment plan 

Develop and Execute Optimised Inventory Management

  • Manage stock commitments, reporting and targets at all levels and ensure effective management of intake and flow of stock, warehouse utilisation & processes.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to review inventory against plan and propose amendments in line with KPI delivery.
  • Share planning forecast and range plan with Sourcing Specialists to inform high-level and detailed capacity plan across Groups.

To assist and support Senior Planner / Planner to leveraging insights.

  • Pre-season engagement with Central Planning Analysts to review and refine analytics (APS, Profiles & Sales Profiler)
  • Analyse customer feedback, sales data, and market trends to make data-driven decisions and better inform future product demand.
  • Manage planning admin in all applicable systems in line with the requirements of the Woolworths merchandise cycle.
  • As a team, conduct competitive shopping and store visits and share findings to Leadership and broader team.
  • Participate in weekly trade meetings to discuss business performance with appropriate action focus.
  • Participate in company initiatives as appropriate.
  • Conduct seasonal sizing profile reviews with Store Planner.

Minimum requirements

  • Preferably a relevant business diploma / degree (Retail business management/BCom/Clothing management/BScience) or relevant work experience.
  • 12 – 18 months experience in Fashion retail industry
  • Intermediate Excel to analyse and manipulate large datasets to present complex information in clear and concise manner
  • Extensive Retail knowledge
  • Retail, Supply Chain and Logistics processes
  • Retail Systems : Familiar with retail planning and merchandising software, like Assort, PLM, JDA
  • Retail Math, proficiency in retail calculations
  • Numerical

Foods Department Manager – WORCESTER


To attract and grow our customer base, through a customer facing or supportive role and in doing so increase the market share, turnover and profitability. To provide exceptional customer service by ensuring customer care, a world class shopping experience for our customers, to play a role in minimising risk and increasing profitability in your store.

Job description


  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers
  • Recruit, select, manage and develop people to meet competence requirements
  • Participate in team to ensure achievement of department and store goals
  • Manage implementation and integration of new initiatives to achieve project goals
  • Participate in general store operational duties
  • Supervise and coach staff to meet competence requirements
  • Job specific responsibilities as per Job Profile (dependant on position)


  • Passion for the Customer – establish lifelong relationships with our customers
  • Passion for Retail and Selling
  • Living the Brand’: Personal leadership and attitude to work i.e. ‘the difference’
  • Versatile communication skills
  • Proven team leadership skills
  • Action and results orientated
  • Assertive and proactive
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Computer Literacy skills
  • Commercial acumen and numeracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative and innovative and keeps up to date on retail trends

Minimum requirements

  • Entry Requirement: Grade 11 or NQF3 completed, and Grade 12 will be advantageous
  • Retail and or Business Management Diploma would be advantages
  • 3-5 years role experience as a Foods Department Manager in Retail
  • Retail experience highly advantages 
  • Team Management would be advantages
  • Leadership and Management experience would be advantageous
  • Ability to work shifts that meet operational requirements

HOW TO APPLY – Email detailed CV : Recruitment4projects@woolworths.co.za



A dynamic team player is required to join our Prepared Department, in order to provide the competitive edge through the delivery of quality, safety, availability and innovation.

Job description

  • ​Brand integrity and product safety
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Develop technically leading edge, innovative and high-quality products.
  • Technical communication and interaction with buying departments, stores and suppliers
  • Involvement in category specific developments and projects
  • Manage and monitor technical function to meet departmental operating plan.
  • Product and process audits, including the formulation of specifications.
  • Quality management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Provide input into category, technical and supplier strategies, and implementation of technical aspects thereof.
  • Supplier management from a quality & food safety perspective
  • Understand and apply food legislation requirements in the category and industry.
  • Packaging development, with respect to legislation, nutritional aspects, and shelf life

Minimum requirements

  • BSC Food Science or BTech in Food Technology and a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Understanding of high/low risk processing
  • Knowledge of technical processes and principles (including HACCP, GMP, Supply Chain)
  • Proven track record of relevant industry experience / knowledge across a wide range of product
  • Technical product knowledge (including characteristics, raw material sourcing / manufacturing processes and quality / safety parameters)
  • Knowledge of packaging functionality and application
  • Ability to multi task
  • Ability to identify problems and implement effective solutions in collaborations with supplier base.
  • Team player with ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Assertive communication skills
  • Quality / high standard mindset
  • Innovation / continuous improvement mindset
  • Apply food legislation requirements in the category.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, pressurised environment.
  • Developed sensory skills.
  • Business acumen, judgement, and problem-solving ability.
  • Strategic development and planning skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Networking and influencing skills.
  • Assertive communication and conflict handling skills
  • Pro-active, innovative, and entrepreneurial
  • Flexible with ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability to work productively in a stressful environment.


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