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Buying Executive – Bellville needed at Pepkor Speciality

Job title : Buying Executive – Bellville

Job Location : Western Cape, Bellville

Deadline : May 23, 2024

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Qualifications

  • A Grade 12 Certificate/Matric is essential. 
  • A relevant degree /qualification in Fashion, Textile Design, Product Development /Merchandising, or a related field is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of buying experience, plus a minimum of 5 years at a senior level within a footwear retail environment.
  • Previous senior managerial experience demonstrating an understanding of business strategies and philosophies.
  • Integral understanding of the Footwear Retail Cycle & Buying process.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic interventions in a rapidly changing global and local context.
  • Comprehensive knowledge/understanding of SA’s retail clothing/ footwear market, customers, and competitors.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to influence across various levels and functions within the business.
  • Effective communication skills at all levels.
  • Merchant skills and a sound commercial mentality.
  • Flair for product and building ranges to current trends

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpreting seasonal fashion trends worldwide and adapting them to suit the preferences of Shoe City’s target customers.
  • Developing, influencing, and driving the Company’s seasonal product and purchasing strategy in alignment with Company objectives, including setting the merchandise strategy.
  • Effectively influencing the selection of merchandise to meet target customers’ needs in terms of price, quality, and fashionability.
  • Ensuring the selection and management of appropriate suppliers according to Company policies.
  • Managing the merchandise procurement process to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Maximizing sales through the selection of appropriate products to support marketing, sales, and in-store visual merchandising plans.
  • Achieving and exceeding the Company’s inflow margin and GP Rands as outlined in seasonal business plans.
  • Developing cross-functional partnerships with key departments.
  • Leading and developing the Buying Team through sound people management practices and fostering a culture of high performance.

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