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12 Dec 2020

Permanent Job Vacancy for unemployed, ambitious and confident Product Developer

Woolworths (Pty) Ltd – Posted by JobLink24 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Vacancy for unemployed

Job Description

Job Vacancy for unemployed, ambitious and confident Product Developer

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Job Type: Permanent

Company/Employer: Woolworths (Pty) Ltd

Job Title: Product Developer

Closing Date: 2020/12/14

Salary: Market Related


Job Description        

We are looking for product developer to join our team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have 5 years + product development experience in FMCG or Horticulture or Floriculture industries is essential
  • Must have strong planning and project management skills
  • Must have ability to identify and translate product and design trends is essential
  • Must have ability to develop a clear strategy across categories; and to further communicate this strategy clearly and convincingly
  • Must have understanding of retail, & lifestyle trends and target market & range segmentation
  • Must have customer knowledge & understanding
  • Must have passion for product with ability to transfer passion into commercially viable product
  • Must be results driven
  • Must be innovative / continuous improvement mind-set
  • Must be team player with appreciation of diversity
  • Must have computer literate
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Must have proven commercial aptitude – ability to understand and use financial indicators
  • Must have ability to lead and influence a supplier base on strategic direction
  • Must have proven ability to work with design team to ensure appropriate visual imagery is developed within the corporate brand identity
  • Must have strong integrator – proven ability to work within in a matrix and lead / drive cross group projects
  • Must have strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills
  • Must have ability to set and improve quality standards in a complex supplier base

Job Specifications

  • Give input to and implement category and supplier strategies
  • To identify, analyze and interpret lifestyle, retail, design and horticulture trends to ensure that the category continues to deliver strategic leading edge innovation and profitable sales growth
  • To initiate and drive the product and range strategies for Cut Flowers to support customer needs and deliver to the foods directional framework
  • To manage and implement the product development process within this selected category to ensure that product ranges are delivered in line with agreed product direction whilst adhering to brand values, within a set timeline.
  • To use lessons learnt to analyze catalogue and identify product eliminations, upgrades and new opportunities to maximize the category
  • To integrate with cross functional team in commercial, technology and planning wrt the launching of competitive, profitable ranges
  • To integrate with marketing and sales management teams to ensure maximum product exposure and implementation of initiatives
  • To develop and maintain sustainable, mutually beneficial long term relationships with suppliers
  • In conjunction with technical team, set and continuously improve the quality standards of the product ranges, through local and international benchmarking.
  • To initiate and manage design briefs, lead packaging development for the range, ensuring briefs communicate customer facing messages and tier of product
  • To adopt a customer- facing way of working and gain an intimate understanding of the various customer segments through research and customer focus groups


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