Buyers Assistant – Outdoor Footwear

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Buyers Assistant - Outdoor Footwear
Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Junior/Mid
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-6179
Company: Cape Union Mart - Head Office

Job description
The Outdoor team is currently searching for a Buyer’s Assistant within the Footwear 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 organized, thrive under pressure, and have a keen eye for detail.


    • Provide full time, comprehensive administrative support to buyers in all activities & product categories including fit sessions, 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 & 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

    • Management of trim approvals


    • 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 & trend will be an advantage

    • The ability to multitask & organize is essential to the role


Competencies required:

    • Time management

    • Excellent communication skills

    • An effective team player

    • Results & solution driven

    • Resilient & tenacious with high energy levels in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

    • Ability to prioritize, manage time, maintain high levels of drive & initiative under pressure

    • Detail-orientated & 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 26 Apr 14:54, Closing date 25 May

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