Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
3d ago
source : Latest Jobs

To procure and deliver value in a balanced range of merchandise most wanted by the current and potential Woolworths customer.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Relevant retail / business qualifications 5-8 years women’s outerwear buying experience is essential Creativity, taste and flair : ensure that ranges are balanced and offer real choice to our customers Passion for Product / Merchandise Negotiation and influencing skills Merchant and retail ability : demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the market place, competitors and customer needs Business acumen Team Player : ability and will to work co-operatively with others within a team and across departments towards a common objective Results driven and proactive Entrepreneurial Effective communication and presentation skills Ability to present a well balanced range Tolerance to change / ability to work under pressure Computer literate : ability to operate in a Windows-based environment JOB SPECIFICATIONS Analyse sales trends / history and formulate strategy, as well as provide input into Group strategy Research local and international markets and interpret trends for the Woolworths customer Procuring agreed ranges involving interdepartmental co-ordination Negotiating of cost prices resulting in value for money, selling price points and primary margins being achieved Implementing and maintaining quality standards regarding look and style of merchandise Adherence to critical path Growth and development of business Product development Range construction Assists with developing and coaching buyers assistants, trainees and assistant buyers

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