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Retail buyer E Commerce - Sandton

Kontak Recruitment Salary Negotiable
  • Recruiter: Kontak Recruitment
  • Location: Sandton, Gauteng
  • Salary: Salary Negotiable
  • Sector: Retail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Added: 08 May 2012
  • Applications: 0
  • AA/EE opportunity?: No
  • Benefits: Not Included

Job description 

This person will be responsible for planning and selecting the range of products to sell in our online luxury goods stores.

Throughout the year, tasks will involve:

  • define the range of products for chosen luxury goods categories

  • source suppliers for the product range

  • research and set  pricing for the product range

  • Merchandise the products through positioning on the online web page, and creating special retail offers

  • analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends;

  • regularly reviewing performance indicators (sales, churn of stock)

  • managing plans for stock levels;

  • meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract;

  • maintaining relationships with suppliers;

  • attending trade fairs, locally and possibly overseas, to select and assemble a new collection of products;

  • forecasting sales levels;

  • seeking merchandise feedback from customers;

  • training and mentoring staff.

The buyer must have the following skills to  be considered for the position

Extensive knowledge of suppliers for the luxury goods categories

  • Merchandising experience

  • Understanding of customer demand in the luxury goods industry

  • market trends in the luxury goods industry;

  • The ability to work with financial budgets.

  • 5+ years experience of buying for the retail luxury goods market

  • Knowledge of the gifting, beauty  and/or jewellery markets will be an advantage

It is unlawful to employ a person who does not have permission to live and work in South Africa. Unless the advert states otherwise, please ensure you have this permission before applying.

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