Buyer (Menswear)

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Buyer (Menswear)
Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Mid
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-5418
Company: Cape Union Mart - Tread & Miller - Head Office

Job description
An opportunity has just become available in our l eisurewear department for a resilient, innovative and resourceful b uyer who can add value to our m enswear team through the successful trending, sourcing and procurement of Menswear merchandise for Tread & Miller.

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
  • General buying administrative functions

Requirements
  • Knowledge, experience and qualifications required
  • Grade 12 certificate and a relevant tertiary qualification is required
  • 3-5 years of retail merchandise buying experience 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 menswear styling, components and construction
  • A working knowledge of the latest Microsoft packages is required
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have a relevant tertiary qualification or experience in Design.
Job-related competencies
  • A passion for keeping up to date with trends and a creative flair for fashion
  • The ability to understand, interpret and adapt trends to our different target markets
  • Strong product sensibility and understanding of fashion brands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound analytical thinking and logical problem-solving skills
  • Strong merchant, trader and commercial mentality
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Ability to make sound decisions together with effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels of the organisation
  • Solid organising, planning and time management skills
  • Resilient and tenacious in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
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 11 Jan 16:38, Closing date 9 Feb

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