Retail Buyer - Womenswear - South Africa

Western Cape
South Africa
2016-12-23 10:39:48

Reference Number:Gabi

Job Category:Retail

Preferred Degree:Diploma

Job Type:Permanent

Job Salary:R Neg

Job Location:Western Cape

Number of Jobs:



19-December-2016 16:36:59

Job Description

An International Womanswear brand within this leading retailer has a vacancy for a talented experienced ladieswear buyer with creativity, taste and flair.



  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



  • Relevant retail/ business qualifications
  • Four years previous buying experience essential
  • Creativity, taste and flair: ensure that ranges are balanced and offer real choice to their 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


Meeting employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions quo.


Position located in Cape Town. Send your CV to Gabi Traut at or call her on 021 461-2613. Go to our website

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