Buyer Ladieswear
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
6d ago

Position Description :

An exciting position has arisen within Exact for a Buyer in Ladies wear

This is not an ordinary job ad. At Exact, there’s nothing ordinary about us. We want extraordinary.

Are you a dynamic, innovative and creative individual?

Do you have experience in buying or a related field and have strong business acumen? Then this the ideal job for you

Responsibilities will include :

  • Successfully source and procure a balanced range of merchandise in line with company strategy.
  • Work closely with the planner, through analysis of previous sales patterns, market trends and brand initiatives.
  • Formulate departmental strategies to maximize sales and then timeously source and secure stock to implement strategies.
  • Negotiate effectively.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with employees, suppliers and key functions in the business.
  • Contribute to growth / profit through innovative ideas
  • Think in terms of the "big picture" as well as consider specifics and detail.
  • Assess complex situations and implement workable solutions.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Team player and be able to foster collaboration across buying and planning functions.
  • The successful person will have :

  • Have experience as a Buyer (1 - 2 years essential)
  • An entrepreneurial, merchant-style of thinking
  • Excellent planning, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Time management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good judgement and problem solving skills
  • Uncompromising negotiation skills
  • An interest in and knowledge of trends
  • Integral understanding of clothing retail Cycle and Buying Process
  • A good working knowledge of the current computer software packages (knowledge of Excel, Word & E-mail would be preferable).
  • Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

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