Buyer – Ladieswear

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12-September-2017 09:53:23
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Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, passionate about performance and will have the high energy level required for this fast-paced, exciting and dynamic retail environment.


Skills and Knowledge required:

 A Grade 12 certificate or equivalent is an essential requirement.

 A minimum of 3 years proven retail experience in ladieswear.

 Specialist knowledge, together with a successful track record in the procurement of clothing.

 A relevant qualification would be a definite advantage.

 A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of clothing construction and materials is an important requirement.

 A working knowledge of the latest Microsoft packages (Word & Excel) is required.


Job requirements:

 Be passionate about keeping up to date with the latest trends.

 Able to travel internationally.

 Is able to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.

 Innovative, show initiative and have a strong trader mentality.

 A strong negotiator and is able to secure win-win agreements with others.

 Have excellent time management, organizing skills, administrative skills and presentation skills.


Key areas of responsibilities:

 To achieve and exceed the Company’s inflow margin and GP Rands as signed off at the seasonal business plan meetings.

 To influence, drive and execute the seasonal product and purchasing strategy.

 To be responsible for researching, understanding and executing the relevant seasonal trends in line with the target market.

 To build a competitive product range according to the purchasing strategy.

 To source & select the correct supplier for the appropriate product category and manage them according to the Company policies and procedures.

 To ensure the timeous execution of procurement administration to meet the target dates in the critical path of the supply chain.


Position located in Cape Town. Send your CV to Gabi Traut at or call her on 021 461-2613. Go to our website

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