Alternative Profit Opportunities Foods and Non Foods Strategist - Cape Town

Our client is looking for someone with a strong Finance & Retail experience & qualifications.

Key Purpose

To implement Business Unit Business Plans and National Strategy to ensure Company derives maximum profit and growth within the business unit. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Effective strategy development and implementation

  • Co-ordination and review of existing strategies

  • Market analysis and analytical skills

  • Align department to achieve strategic business objectives

  • Stakeholder engagement, regular feedback and interaction with sales on strategy performance and implementation

Specific Outcomes

  • Convenience strategy encompassing all elements and APO’s (Alternative Profit Opportunities) in place

  • Communication to all key stakeholders

  • Implementation of Change Management programs where necessary

  • Development of a Balanced Scorecard reporting tool

  • Monthly updates at Retail and Marketing Mancoms

  • Compliance reports and monitoring of Company’s performance in respect of conditions and obligations to key strategic partners in relation to the Heads of Agreement that we have signed

  • Ensuring that each portfolio delivers sub strategies and initiatives as agreed

  • Ensuring annual review of all sub-strategies

  • Market intelligence

  • Market trends

  • Matrixing with key Stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes


  • Financial models and solutions 

  • Marketing Theory, Principles & Practices 

  • Global best practise 

  • Managing Advertising Agencies 

  • Building strategic business plans


  • Computer literacy: Excel (for business modelling)

  • Analytical

  • Negotiation

  • Presentation


  • Ability to interact with all levels of management

  • Self-motivated

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bcom/Bachelors degree in Commerce or related field

  • Post-graduate qualification in Business Management (advantageous)

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the Petroleum Retail sector

  • Valid Drivers License

Equity Requirements: This appointment will be made in line with the Company's Employment Equity Strategy

Closing Date: 29 May 2012

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