Homeware Buyer

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Homeware Buyer

Remuneration: Market related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-4538
Company: Cape Union Mart

Job description

An opportunity has become available in our leisurewear department for a resilient, innovative and resourceful Buyer who can add value to our Poetry team through the successful trending, sourcing and procurement of homeware merchandise for our Poetry brand.
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
  • Product Development
  • Sourcing of suppliers and new products
  • Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers
  • Negotiate and manage supplier contracts
  • Effectively collaborating with the relevant stakeholders and departments
  • Overseeing the Product Quality and Suitability
  • Controlling sample stock
  • General buying administrative functions
Knowledge, experience and qualifications required
  • Grade 12 certificate and a relevant tertiary qualification is required
  • Three to five years of retail merchandise buying experience is essential
  • Experience working in a clothing retail environment is advantageous
  • Working knowledge of the retail cycle and merchandise buying principles and processes
  • 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
  • The ability to adapt trends to our different target markets
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Ability to understand and interpret trend
  • Ability to make sound decisions together with effective problem-solving skill
  • 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
If you meet the above criteria, please submit your application online via our career’s portal.  Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Posted on 22 Apr 10:50

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