Retail Buying Manager (Footwear) New!

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4 - 7 years
13-November-2017 09:26:49
Job Description

A leading premium footwear brand has a vacancy for a caliber Buying Manager, with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in either clothing or footwear retail. Good working conditions and a great opportunity to grow its retail footprint and develop and upgrade the existing range to compete with its stylish competitors.


Roles and Responsibilities

The Buying Manager’s primary responsibility is to develop a range framework, and implement a disciplined range-building process, used to source, procure and build a balanced product range in line with the company strategy. The Buying Manager is responsible for the development of seasonal collections and the execution of strategic buy plans, including oversight of local product design and development, and vendor and order management. The Buying Manager will work hand in hand with Planning to achieve sales, gross profit and stock clearance targets. The Buying Manager will work closely with Design and Development to build a local product offering appropriate for the company customer base.


Experience and Skills

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in clothing or footwear buying positions
  • A strong understanding of range building
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Strong customer orientation
  • MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint, SAP


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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