Footwear Buyer


Cape Town
South Africa
2018-07-24 09:59:45
Description

A large retailer in Cape Town has an exciting new vacancy for a foot wear buyer.

Qualifications:

  • A Matric/Grade 12 certificate
  • A relevant qualification in Fashion, Textile Design /Clothing Production/ Product Development /Merchandising, or a related field would be an advantage

Knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of SA's retail clothing market, customers and competitors
  • An understanding of the Clothing Retail Cycle, critical path & buying process
  • An understanding of relevant trends with a flair/eye for acceptable product for your target market
  • Relevant product knowledge with regards to styling and constructions
  • An understanding of product components
  • A sound ability to analyse and work with numerical data
  • Merchant skills & a sound trader mentality
  • Presentation skills
  • A passion for keeping up to date with the latest trends, styles and colors in footwear merchandise
  • Is compentent in all the latest Microsoft applications

Must be able to:

  • Identify, distinguish, understand and assess colours, CAD approvals and strike offs engineer garments/products to achieve the desired value proposition
  • Travel (approximately 46 overseas trips a year)
  • Understand and interpret trends relevant to the product category
  • Create a shared vision and to positively influence others
  • Build ranges
  • Communicate effectively at all levels both within, as well as outside the company
  • Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers
  • Effectively negotiate and secure winwin agreements with others

Experience:

  • SA Retail clothing market
  • Understanding of the Clothing Retail Cycle
  • Relevant trends
  • Product knowledge
  • Analyse and work with numerical data
  • Merchant skills
  • Sound trader mentality
  • Competent in all the latest Microsoft applications
  • Travel
  • Understand and interpret trends relevant to the product category
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers
  • Negotiate and secure winwin agreements
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