PEP: Planning Graduate Program (Parow Industria, Western Cape)

Planning Graduate Program (18 Months Fixed Term Contract)

Company PEP

Reference # GradPrPLAN2020

Published 12/10/2020

Contract Type Contract

18 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Parow Industria, Western Cape, South Africa



Program Start Date: January 2021


Are you a business or science graduate thinking about potential career paths? Do you see yourself in the exciting world of retail planning in South Africia’s largest single brand retailers?

If you have a flair for problem solving, numbers, working with people and ambiguity then this 18 month graduate programme has been crafted for you.

Come join the ranks of previously successful graduates in unlocking your potential, learning new skills and broadening your business knowledge, experience and retail savvy.

Job Functions FMCG Planner

Industries Retail



As a Graduate you will be exposed to the following:

Planning stock needs to achieve the company’s turnover targets

Ensure profitability targets are achieved

Calculate stock and sales budgets and projections

Manage stock holding within acceptable parameters

Manage stock aging within acceptable parameters

Plan production needs based on stock and sales requirements

Ensuring on time delivery of local and imported orders through maintenance and implementation of suitable tracking reports

Taking corrective measures based on market changes and advising the business accordingly

Analysing historical trends and future needs

Implement analytical measures and tracking in various processes of the business.

Determine Sales Forecasts in consultation with Planning and Buying Teams

Forecast Sales and understand the impact on KPIs (including Stock Management )

Prepare forecasts and coordinate final sales plans for budget sessions

Analysis of product performance

Provide store support and conduct visits



A degree in the fields of Statistics, Mathematics, Information Systems, Logistics, Supply Chain, Economics , Business Management

60% average

0 - 1 year working experience

Willingness to travel (only once a year)

Driver’s licence (advantageous)

Intermediate level of computer skills (Google Suite or Microsoft Office)

Competencies required:

Analytical, systematic, detail orientated, assertive, driven, excellent communication and time management skills, good presentation skills, team player, can cope with periods of high stress and take initiative

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 19 October 2020

If you are interested and meet the minimum requirements, please submit your CV, Latest Transcript, Matric Certificate, ID

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date of this position, please regard your application as being unsuccessful.

PEP strives for equal opportunity in terms of its employment equity guidelines.

Job Closing Date 19/10/2020

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