Cape Town
South Africa
2016-09-26 09:38:50

Our client, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Department Manager - Fashion Accessories to join their team in Cape Town.

They are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, young, creative, hard working people to join them.  They offer market related benefits, a great work environment and a promise that  you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.


The position reports to the Lifestyle Division Manager.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy/plan to drive growth across the department in sales, brands, suppliers and new product listings
  • Source and prioritize new brands and suppliers according to this growth plan and in line with market trends and consumer demand
  • Deliver against key financial and service level performance indicators within the department (sales, margin, listings availability, stock cover etc.)
  • Manage and develop supplier relationships, negotiate good prices, improve trading terms and manage suppliers according to strict SLAs
  • Develop a promotional programme, source great deals and manage site merchandising for the department
  • Support 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 complaints
  • Manage stock and availability (including replenishment orders, stock cover)


Attributes required:

  • Strong analytical ability, uses data to inform decisions
  • Strong willingness to learn
  • Proven track record of negotiation and stakeholder management
  • Entrepreneurial/commercial mindset



  • Bachelors degree (commerce degree preferable)
  • 3 years commercial/retail experience


Should you meet the requirements for this position, please REPLY with your DETAILED CV (pref. in MS Word format) AND YOUR CURRENT CTC SALARY PER MONTH to xxxx@>Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 5 working daysafter the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. 


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