Junior Buyer

Eastern Cape
South Africa
2018-07-16 10:53:40

Our Client in the Clothing Retail Industry has a vacancy for a Junior Buyer with experience in fashion apparel or footwear procurement. 

Minimum Requirements:

•             Matric/Grade 12

•             Relevant degree/diploma an advantage (Fashion/textile/production/procurement)

•             Min. 3 years’ experience as a fashion apparel or footwear buyers

•             Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

•             Solid numerical and analytical skills

•             Strong communication and negotiation skills

•             Attention to detail

•             Pressurised environment – must be able to handle pressure

•             Valid Code 08 Driver’s License


Key accountabilities:

•             Product Analysis – Present product review and analysis of previous seasons; Report on supplier SWOT; Analyse competitor product and pricing; Interpret global trends

•             Assortment Planning and Product Procurement - Present seasonal ranges; Place orders to released OTB; Monitor data integrity or captured orders; ensure relevant product for promotional activities and window displays; Management of supply chain

•             Current Trade – Weekly analysis of trade against sales plan; Review of best and worst sellers by category; determine promotional and markdown pricing; Manage outstanding orders and order amendments; Manage adherence to procurement policy; review products for promotional activities and window displays; advise on best merchandising practise to maximize turnover

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