Buyer – Mens Footwear

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Buyer - Mens Footwear

Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Junior/Mid
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-5416
Company: Cape Union Mart

An opportunity has just become available in our b uying department for a resilient, innovative and resourceful b uyer who can add value to our o utdoor  f ootwear team through the successful trending, sourcing and procurement of men's footwear merchandise for Cape Union Mart .
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 and qualifications required
  • Grade 12 certificate and a relevant tertiary qualification is required
  • Five 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
  • 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 organising, planning and time management skills
  • High-level of conflict management

The agility and resilience to maintain high levels of drive and initiative under pressure
Please note:  The Cape Union Mart Group is committed to transformation.  Appointments and promotions will be made based on candidates who best meet the requirements for the position. Candidates that enhance the diversity of the team will be given preference, in line with our Employment Equity plan.
Posted on 19 Nov 15:12, Closing date 18 Dec

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