Buyer – Ladies Footwear

Buyer – Ladies Footwear

Remuneration: Market related 
Location: Cape Town, CBD
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-3868
Company: Cape Union Mart


Job description

An opportunity has just become available in our  Buying Department  for a resilient, innovative and resourceful  Buyer  who can add value through the successful trending, sourcing and procurement of Ladies Outdoor and Leisure Footwear merchandise for  the Cape Union Mart chain .


Our ideal candidate will have the ability to significantly contribute towards the achievement of our department and business objectives as well as have the high energy levels required for this fast-paced, exciting and dynamic retail environment.


Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Range preparation, coordination and presentation

    • Range execution in alignment with the business objectives

    • Presenting range reviews

    • Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers

    • Negotiate and manage supplier contracts

    • Effectively collaborating with the relevant stakeholders and departments

    • Overseeing the Product Quality and Fit

    • Controlling sample stock

    • Attend tradeshows and conferences to stay abreast of industry standards

    • General buying administrative functions


Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications Required


    • Grade 12 certificate and a relevant tertiary qualification is required

    • 5 years of retail merchandise buying experience of footwear is essential

    • Experience working in a clothing retail environment is an important requirement

    • Working knowledge of the retail cycle and merchandise buying principles and processes

    • A clear understanding of footwear styling, components and construction

    • A working knowledge of the latest Microsoft packages is required



 


Job Related Competencies


    • A passion for keeping up to date with trends and a creative flair for fashion and outdoor

    • The ability to adapt trends to our different target markets

    • Proven negotiation skills

    • Ability to understand and interpret trends

    • Ability to make sound decisions together with effective problem-solving skills

    • Strong trader mentality

    • Proven strategic thinking skills

    • Able to build and maintain influential relationships at various levels and across business functions

    • Effective communication and presentation skills

    • Solid organizing, planning, & time management skills

    • High-level of conflict management

    • The agility and resilience to maintain high levels of drive and initiative under pressure


Posted on 14 Oct 16:41



Cape Union Mart International (Pty) Ltd has been equipping South African adventurers since 1933, and is South Africa's favourite outdoor adventure store. Stocking everything one needs for outdoor pursuits – including hiking, camping, trail running, mountain biking, snow sports, travel and more – Cape Union Mart is an essential first step in every adventure. Cape Union Mart has stores across South Africa, and in Namibia and Botswana.
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