Footwear Buyer - Northern Suburbs


Position: FOOTWEAR BUYER (C4)

Department: MERCHANDISE

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To source and compile a range of commodities and ensure that the commodities are acceptable to the company's consumer market. The commodities selected must contribute to the profit margin and price points of the company, in accordance to the departmental directive.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

? Supplier management (sourcing and loading)

? Range building (Product sourcing & range development)

? Product determination

? Product order management (Administration)

? Budget management and OTB control

? Research about target market and competitiveness

JOB INCUMBENT REQUIREMENTS

? Relevant Degree (e.g. Consumer Science) or Diploma (e.g. Clothing / Purchasing Management)

? Computer Literacy (MS Office)

? Creative, eye for detail and analytical

? Minimum of 3 years experience as a fully fledged footwear buyer will be an advantage

? Competencies required: Good communicator; Confident; Business Acumen; Negotiation and influencing; Planning, organizing and control; Stress Tolerance; Building and maintaining relationships and able to function independently

? Willingness to travel

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