Buyer – Kidswear – New!

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06-December-2017 08:24:29
Job Description

A sought after position with this leading clothing retailer seeking an experienced Boyswear Buyer.


·         3-5 years proven retail experience in the procurement of Toddler Boys Merchandise

·         Toddler Boys experience preferable

·         A relevant qualification in Fashion, Textile Design /Clothing Production/ Product Development /Merchandising, or a related field would be an advantage

·         To achieve and exceed the departmental inflow margin and GP Rands, as signed off at the seasonal business plan meetings.

·         Building a competitive range by researching, understanding, influencing & executing the relevant seasonal trends according to the purchasing strategy.

·         To select the correct supplier for the appropriate product category and manage them according to the Company policies and procedures with reference to the approved business plan.

·         To ensure the timeous execution of procurement administration; and to source & procure the correct products in accordance with the agreed quality specifications and standards.

The company is looking for an individual who has:

·         Knowledge of SA’s retail clothing market, customers and competitors

·         An understanding of the Clothing Retail Cycle, critical path & buying process.

·         An understanding of relevant trends with a flair/eye for acceptable product for your target market.

·         Relevant product knowledge with regards to styling and constructions.

·         An understanding of product components.

·         A sound ability to analyse and work with numerical data.

·         Merchant skills & a sound trader mentality.

·         Presentation skills.

·         A passion for keeping up to date with the latest trends, styles and colors in Boys.

·         Is competent in all the latest Microsoft applications.

Is able to:

·         Identify, distinguish, understand and assess colours, CAD approvals and strike offs engineer garments/products to achieve the desired value proposition.

·         Travel (approximately 4-6 overseas trips a year).

·         Understand and interpret trends relevant to the product category.

·         Create a shared vision and to positively influence others.

·         Build ranges.

·         Communicate effectively at all levels both within, as well as outside the company.

·         Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.

·         Effectively negotiate and secure win-win agreements with others.


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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