Retail Buyer - Luxury Goods - Sandton

Our client is a major player in the international gift and florist industry.  They are now
recruiting an individual to be responsible for planning and selecting the range
of products to sell in their online luxury goods stores.


  1. define the range of products
    for chosen luxury goods categories

  2. source suppliers for the
    product range

  3. research and set  pricing for the product range

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

  5. analysing consumer buying
    patterns and predicting future trends;

  6. regularly reviewing
    performance indicators (sales, churn of stock)

  7. managing plans for stock

  8. meeting suppliers and
    negotiating terms of contract;

  9. maintaining relationships with

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

  11. forecasting sales levels;

  12. seeking merchandise feedback
    from customers;

  13. training and mentoring staff.


  1. Extensive knowledge of
    suppliers for the luxury goods categories

  2. Merchandising experience

  3. Understanding of customer
    demand in the luxury goods industry

  4. market trends in the luxury
    goods industry;

  5. The ability to work with
    financial budgets.

  6. 5+ years experience of buying
    for the retail luxury goods market

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



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