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      American Stores Vacancies Operations Manager, Area Manager and Purchasing/Procurement ManagerAmerican Stores Vacancies

      American Stores Vacancies Operations Manager, Area Manager and Purchasing/Procurement Manager

      American Stores Vacancies Operations Manager

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      An Operations Manager is a key player in an organization and is responsible for managing plethora of responsibilities. The Operations Manager is expected to develop, restructure and implement new strategies to increase sales throughout the branches. Make suggestions to the Managing Director about the type of stocks carried at various branches and ideas for developing new lines.

      Handling challenging situations is one of the distinct features on the Operations Managers job description.


      • Deliver monthly reports to the Managing Director regarding all issues relating to the management and operations at the branches
      • Recommend process improvement and cost saving opportunities
      • Identify and address problems and opportunities for the company
      • Set up targets/goals and monitor sales/profitability targets (monthly) and ensure that deadlines are met by Area Manager, Branch Managers and all other departments
      • Reviews and enforces Audit policies at the Branches
      • Liaises and works closely with the Purchasing/Warehouse Manager to ensure the effective functioning of the Service Department and Warehouse.
      • Check for damages at all TASL Branches and ensures proper recording and transferring of same to Warehouse.
      • Review and approve all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment
      • Ensure all legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations
      • Liaise with Credit Manager regarding the status of HP accounts, delinquent accounts, verify the effectiveness of Company’s credit policy, etc. and follow up on relevant reports
      • Works with the Marketing, Purchasing and Credit Departments to co-ordinate sales and sales strategies/initiatives and report on effectiveness of same
      • To oversee Health & Safety procedures and ensure that the business complies with best practice and legal practices.
      • Overseeing the maintenance and proper functioning of all the physical structures of all branches – advises the Maintenance Manager of any issues to be addressed
      • Work closely with the Human Resource Manager on issues of transfers, employee leave, resignations/dismissal vacations, etc.
      • Represent TASL at events and seminars as may be required
      • Any other related duties that may enhance your job function


      • Master’s degree in Business Administration/Management
      • Excellent working knowledge in HR & Finance
      • 6-8 years’ experience in management/leadership position
      • Working knowledge/experience with legal and regulatory documents
      • Must be able to oversee budgeting and auditing
      • Ability to build consensus and relationships among managers, partners and employees

      Key Skills and Competencies

      • Communication skills
      • Negotiating skills
      • Networking skills
      • Planning and organizational skills
      • Analytical skills
      • Problem-solving

      American Stores Vacancies Area Manager

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      Job Purpose

      To ensure the delivery of exceptional sales and customer service standards throughout TASL Branches. To ensure compliance in all operational areas and drive sales and profitability through the performance and development of Branch Managers and staff.

      – To contribute to the formulation and direction of the retail strategies and implement projects and trials for the assigned Area

      – To encourage and enforce better customer service activities and staff competence so as to optimize and sustain sales performance and customer satisfaction,

      – Monitor Area sales performance with a view to achieving set Quotas

      – To ensure that all stores adhere to compliance requirements in all areas of sales activity, company policies and procedures

      – To monitor stock [audits] to prevent stock and financial loss

      – To liaise with the purchasing, merchandising and warehouse teams regarding the supply of stock in the assigned Area to ensure acceptable levels – not over or under stocked.

      – To identify underperforming Branches and discuss with Management and Branch measures to address.

      – To ensure the upkeep of the visual presentation and cleanliness of all Branches as representative of the brand image.

      – To encourage Branch Managers to seek and continuously develop knowledge of competitor activity with the purpose of making appropriate and innovative recommendations to drive the business forward.

      – Identify trends and make suggestions to improve Area performance

      – To effectively manage the performance and development of Branch Managers to drive and maximize the sales performance throughout the Area


      • Degree in Management, Sales, Marketing or any related field
      • A combination of experience/education would also be considered
      • 5 years’ experience in sales/management
      • Proven track record of meeting & exceeding sales target
      • Should own a reliable working vehicle

      Key skills & competencies

      • Strong analytical skills
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Networking skills
      • Planning and organizational skills
      • Should have excellent time management skills

      American Stores Vacancies Purchasing/Procurement Manager

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      The Purchasing/Procurement Manager will initiate the local Purchasing/Procurement of goods and services, as well as vet and process foreign purchases under the Supervision and guidance of the Managing Director as follows:


      •Purchase or contract for supplies, services and equipment required by any using accredited companies and within approved budgets.
      •Negotiate and make recommendations for suppliers, services and equipment;
      •Keep abreast of new and current developments in the field of purchasing, prices, market conditions and new products
      •Successfully set up, establish and maintain the blue print for Central Distribution/Warehousing from TASL’s main Warehouse to all Branches liaising and working closely with all parties involved – Warehouse, Inventory, Audit, Accounts, Marketing etc.
      •Maintain an up-to-date vendors’ file, and such other records as are needed for the efficient operation of the purchasing function.
      •Review of purchasing arrangements with suppliers including price, delivery, performance and discounts to achieve best price purchases.
      •Audit and provide key advice in developing, reviewing and implementing purchasing processes and practice.
      •Liaise with Customs officials and Brokers in the receipt of foreign goods [containers, packages etc.]
      •Monitor the quality of goods received and report/make recommendations on same.
      •Provide support and advice to management and staff on procurement matters.
      •Monitor the quality and cost of the goods received and make appropriate recommendations.
      Contract Management
      •Drafting and negotiation of contracts and subsequent administration.
      •Preparation of Contract changes and amendments.
      •Review submissions from service providers for conformity to contract specifications and make recommendations on acceptable contracts.
      •Examine performance requirements, delivery schedules and estimates of costs of materials, equipment and production to ensure completeness and accuracy.
      •Co-ordinate, complete and review the tender process [documents] for all bids to be submitted.
      •Actively monitor tender and quotation prices submitted to ensure accuracy.


      •Degree or Advanced Certification in any purchasing/procurement/supply chain field of study – APICS, logistics or supply chain management
      •5 years’ experience in a senior purchasing position
      •Proven history of developing effective inventory management policies
      •Knowledge of LEAN principles of planning
      •Financial acumen
      •Supervisory experience
      •High competency in Microsoft Office applications

      Key Skills and Competencies

      •Communication skills
      •Negotiating skills
      •Networking skills
      •Planning and organizational skills
      •Analytical skills

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