Monday , December 5 2022

Ackermans Jobs – Buyer

Website Ackermans

Job Description:

We are looking for a resilient, efficient and vibrant go-getter to successfully select, propose and procure appropriate merchandise in accordance with Company strategies and to grow this area of our Business. This position, reporting directly to the Buying Manager, is an exciting and challenging opportunity that will require the successful candidate to contribute significantly to enabling our business to achieve its long-term sales and profit objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To achieve and exceed the departmental inflow margin and GP Rands, as signed off at the seasonal business plan meetings.
  • To continuously develop and adapt product strategy to effectively deliver to the business unit
  • To continuously react to trade in terms of performance
  • To ensure the timeous execution of procurement administration; and to source & procure the correct products in accordance with the agreed quality specifications and standards
  • To effectively maintain internal stakeholder relationships
  • To build a competitive and balanced range by understanding, interpreting & applying the relevant seasonal trends according to the purchasing strategy.
  • To effectively build and maintain supplier relationships, select the correct supplier for the appropriate product category and manage them according to the Company policies and procedures with reference to the approved business plan.
  • To continuously develop product and consistently execute product to offer best value
  • To ensure that the range supports agreed marketing campaigns and in-store VM

Job Requirements:

  • A Matric/Grade 12 certificate
  • A relevant qualification in Fashion, Textile Design /Clothing Production/ Product Development /Merchandising, or a related field
  • 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 our target market
  • Relevant product knowledge with regards to styling and constructions
  • An understanding of product components
  • A sound ability to analyze and work with numerical data
  • Merchant skills & a sound trader mentality

Job Details:

Company: Ackermans

Job Category: Retail

Vacancy Type: Temporary

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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