APO Foods and Non-Foods Strategist - Cape Town

Our client is looking for someone with a very strong Finance and Petroleum Retail background  

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 Opportunity) 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 & 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 : African Female / Male

  • Closing Date : 16 May 2012 

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