Designate Buyer
Cape Town, Western Cape
4d ago
source : findojobs-za, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talentedDesignate Buyerto join our team in Cape Town.

Were a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you wont be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great!This position reports to the Division Manager.

Your responsibilities will include : Supportthe Department Manager to drive an aligned category strategyExecute on the department strategy / tactical plan with the direction of the department manager & Division ManagerPlan to develop and drivegrowth across the department in sales, brands, suppliers and new product listingsSource and prioritize new brands and suppliers according to this growth plan and in line with market trends and consumer demandDeliver against key financial and service level performance indicators within the department (sales, margin, listings availability, stock cover etc.

Support in managing and developing supplier relationships, negotiate good prices, improve trading terms and manage suppliers according to strict SLAsManage the approved promotional programme, source great productand manage site merchandising for the departmentSupport the operations team in delivering a world-class customer experience monitor department returns, support the customer service team on product queries and resolving any customer complaintsManage stock and availability (including replenishment orders, stock cover)Deliver on customer experience within the department (ensuring products are delivered on time, supplier terms are aligned, product quality is managed etc.

Attributes required : Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude; self-motivatedStrong analytical and critical thinking, ability to use data to inform decisions, identify the root cause and resolve problemStrong product and buying planning skillsAbility to manage priorities according to clear prioritization and structured planningAbility to build lasting supplier relationships and manage according to SLAs (existing industry networks a plus)Comfortable with change and excellent team playerPassionate about the industry and the potential of e-commerceUnderstanding of the key business drivers within online retailQualifications and Experience : Bachelors degree (Business Science or Commerce degree preferable)2 years related Retail / Commerce experienceStrong commercial acumenRetail buying / e-commerce experience preferable but not an absolute requirementExisting industry networks a significant plusProven track record of negotiation skills and strong relationship managementStrong knowledge of Electronic BuyingThe Environment : takealot.

com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.

We are short on ego and high on output.We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ anExtra Ordinary Mindwho : is forthright but respectfulis an expert at doing, who can not only design but also executeis analytical, able to use data to make decisionsis competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hoursispassionate about the potential of e-commerceand delivering aworld-class customer experienceisentrepreneurial,thrives under changeand accepts it is a constant and alwayslooks for solutionsto do something better and fasteris able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product inputis curious and challenge the status quois innovative and enjoys iterationis collaborativewill be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.

com.thinks like an ownerof the business.isSMART, has INTEGRITYandis HARDWORKING

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