Remuneration: R35000 – R50000 per month negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits: Medical aid & pension
Location: Cape Town, Century City
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid/Senior
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: International
Type: Permanent
Reference: #LW Buyer 1
Company: Definitive Recruitment

Job description

Main purpose of the position:
The role of the furniture buyer is to build and implement a holistic range of furniture that aligns with company strategy across appropriate price points in order to achieve set margin and turnover targets.
Key responsibility areas:
  • Supplier and supply chain relationship building and management
  • Negotiating supplier contracts, payment terms, cost prices and quality
  • Conduct gap analysis through a range review process
  • Product research, sourcing and development
  • Extensive overseas travel
  • Monitor and maintain product quality and supply
  • Monitor market changes, competitor pricing and products
  • Analyse sales performance and patterns
  • Work closely with planning on range build and pricing strategy
  • Work closely with visual merchandising on store and display planning
  • Work closely with Marketing on the marketing calendar and product requirements


  • At least five years’ experience in furniture retail buying/or homeware/or high lifestyle brands, on an international level with direct indent
  • Degree or diploma in business or purchasing is advantageous
  • Business acumen and merchant thinking
  • An understanding of costing models, price points, margins and exchange rates
  • A passion for retail, furniture and home décor
  • Negotiating, influencing and networking skills
  • The ability to interact and build relationships within global cultural diversity
  • An understanding of the perceived value of a product
  • An understanding of furniture construction, raw materials and textiles
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Time management and multitasking
  • Analytical skills and confidence in decision making
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Numeracy and IT skills

Posted on 21 Dec 17:24


Lisa Williams
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