Buyers Assistant – Equipment

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Buyers Assistant - Equipment

Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Junior/Mid
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-5417
Company: Cape Union Mart

The Cape Union Mart outdoor team is currently searching for a buyer’s assistant within the outdoor equipment division to assist the buyer with product/sample management and all administrative duties. The successful candidate should have a positive attitude, be self-motivated, show an interest in trends, be organised, thrive under pressure, and have a keen eye for detail.
Duties:
  • Provide full time, comprehensive administrative support to buyers in all activities and product categories including, range build, meetings, email queries & product briefs
  • Sample room and sample rail management
  • Administration of product codes and raising orders, sending PO’s to suppliers and keeping the buy plan up to date with product codes and PO numbers
  • Test and approve barcodes received electronically and from suppliers
  • Manage briefs and order confirmations by providing suppliers with waybill info and loading PO’s
  • Take ownership of sample sale preparation and set up prior to date allocated
  • Review preparation
  • Tracking and following up on elements pertaining to product development
  • Manage the process of samples being photographed for online
  • Assist with supplying information for marketing and Visual merchandising briefs
  • Assisting with the compiling of store reports
  • Visual support e.g. preparing PowerPoint presentations for internal meetings
Experience:
  • Matric
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Advantageous)
  • Candidates who have 1-2 years in a similar role will be given preference
  • Computer literacy and Microsoft Office Proficiency is a must
  • Product knowledge e.g. understanding of fabrics, fit and trend will be an advantage
  • The ability to multitask and organise is essential to the role
  • Working experience with PLM is an advantage
Competencies required:
  • Time management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An effective team player
  • Results and solution driven
  • Resilient and tenacious with high energy levels in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Ability to prioritise, manage time, maintain high levels of drive & initiative under pressure
  • Detail-orientated and accurate
  • Proactive, innovative, passionate, committed, self-motivated, driven and trustworthy
  • Willing to go the extra mile
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 15:04, Closing date 18 Dec

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