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Definitive Recruitment Solutions

Buyer (senior)

Negotiable depending on skills
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Cape Town

Job Information

Main Purpose of the Position:
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented buyer, to join a young, dynamic team. The brand you will be buying for is in the process of pivoting their look and feel, and targeting a new customer segment. We are looking for a driven individual who can assist in driving this forward and help breathe new life into an established lifestyle brand.

PLEASE NOTE; SUBMIT YOUR CV DIRECTLY TO: lisa@definitive-recruitment.co.za
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Key Responsibility Areas:
Supplier and supply chain relationship building and management
Negotiating supplier contracts, payment terms, cost prices and quality
Conduct gap analysis through a range review process
Product research, sourcing and development
Extensive overseas travel
Monitor and maintain product quality and supply
Monitor market changes, competitor pricing and products
Analyse sales performance and patterns
Work closely with Planning on range build and pricing strategy
Work closely with Visual Merchandising on store and display planning
Work closely with Marketing on the marketing calendar and product requirements

Experience and competencies required:
At least 5 years’ experience in retail buying for a lifestyle brand on an international level with direct indent

Degree or diploma in business or purchasing is advantageous
Business acumen and merchant thinking
An understanding of costing models, price points, margins and exchange rates
A passion for retail, furniture and home décor would be advantageous
Negotiating, influencing and networking skills
The ability to interact and build relationships within global cultural diversity
An understanding of the perceived value of a product

Creativity and attention to detail
Time management and multitasking
Analytical skills and confidence in decision making
Teamwork and leadership skills

The position is based in Cape Town and we offer an attractive working environment with flexi time and work from home opportunities. You would work within a supportive team unit, in a dynamic fast-paced environment where no two days are the same.

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