Buyer – Outdoor Equipment/Consumer Electronics

Buyer – Outdoor Equipment/Consumer Electronics

Remuneration: Market related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-3865
Company: Cape Union Mart

Job description

A new opportunity is available in our  Buying Department  for a resilient, innovative and resourceful  Buyer  who can add value to our  Outdoor Equipment Team  through the successful development and procurement of  Consumer Electronics  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, highly pressurized and dynamic retail environment.


Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Development and procurement of Consumer Electronics and other categories

    • Execution of the merchandise strategies in alignment with the departmental and business objectives

    • New product selections in line with market research and trends

    • Negotiations and supplier relationship management

    • Various reporting on product and category performance

    • Understanding the local and international Consumer Electronics environment and the competitors therein in order to ensure relevancy and competitiveness within the market

    • Collaborate with Online team to maximise the online shopping experience

    • Collaborate with marketing to ensure compelling messaging to the target customer

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications Required

    • Grade 12 certificate and a relevant tertiary qualification is required

    • Experience in Consumer Electronics retail environment is advantageous

    • 3-5 years of retail merchandise buying experience is essential.

    • Consumer Electronics buying experience is advantageous

    • Working knowledge of the retail cycle and merchandise buying principles and processes. Understanding and experience in retail planning principles and processes is advantageous

    • A clear understanding of Consumer Electronics in the retail environment

    • A working knowledge of the latest Microsoft packages is required

Job Related Competencies

    • A passion for keeping up to date with electronic equipment trends

    • The ability to remain flexible and adapt merchandise strategies to match trends as they change in our different target markets

    • Proven negotiation skills

    • Strong trader mentality

    • Proven strategic thinking skills in order to make sound decisions together with effective problem-solving skills

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

    • Effective communication and presentation skills essential

    • Proven planning, & time management skills

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

Posted on 02 Nov 16:15

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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