Buyers Assistant – Poetry Homeware

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Buyers Assistant - Poetry Homeware

Remuneration: Market related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-4402
Company: Cape Union Mart - Head Office

Job description

The Leisurewear team is currently searching for a Buyer’s Assistant within the Clothing 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.

The perfect candidate will be someone who is dynamic, has a keen eye for design, appreciates beauty and innovation, has great flare, is knowledgeable and a learner at heart and is pro-active in all aspects of the job.

Role and Responsibilities:

    • 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

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 & 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

Posted on 15 Mar 09:21

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