RunwaySale, one of the top e-tailers in South Africa is looking for a Mid / Senior level Buyer to join our expanding team!
We are passionate and supportive. We move fast and welcome change. We value our team and love to win! If these values are something that excites you, we would love to hear from you!
You will be responsible for managing a number of supplier relationships and sales campaigns. In order to succeed in this role, you need to be self-motivated, thrive under pressure, have a keen eye for detail and have the ability to multitask.
This is a great opportunity to learn and grow quickly in what is a dynamic and flexible online fashion company.
Research and develop seasonal trend guides using internal and external resources.
Collaborate with the Commercial Team to strategically build balanced range assortments for the customer.
Sign, build and maintain partnerships with the world’s best brands aligned to the customer strategy and ensure we get best price, great value offers and exclusive ranges.
Work closely with suppliers to ensure stock is delivered to the warehouse on time, packaged correctly and as cost effectively as possible.
Monitor stock, sales, margin and assortment to ensure delivery of KPIs.
Trade your range in-season through consistent analysis and interpretation of data to drive sell-through and reduce markdown.
Runway is an online fashion retailer. We offer over 300 high-end brands at discounted price to our exclusive society.
Self-motivated and a self starter
Attention to detail
Ability to learn quickly
Ability to multitask
Works well under pressure and sticks to tight deadlines - able to effectively deal with stress
Excellent analytical skills Ability to use extensive system knowledge to prepare informative reporting tools. Generate, analyze and recommend alternative actions.
Determine relevant information and draw sound conclusions
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
Demonstrate smart risk taking and a strong entrepreneurial spirit
Commercially astute understand what drives the bottom line. Understand what actions can be taken to impact it
Establish plans Utilize business strategies to develop realistic plans and drive to execution
Innovate Continually look for ways to experiment and drive new learning. Translate insights into original concepts that benefit the business.
Required : Three to five years of experience working as a Buyer
Previous management / leadership experience
E-Commerce experience preferred
Experience in working with a fashion / branded environment preferred
Completed degree preferred. In the absence of degree, additional and relevant work experience must be demonstrated
RunwaySale is committed to transformation and redressing of past inequalities. Our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our selection process.