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.
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.