Buyer - Outdoor Equipment - Head Office (Western Cape)
A new opportunity is available in our Buying Department for a resilient, innovative and resourceful Buyer who can add value to our Outdoor Equipment Team through the successful development and procurement of Outdoor Equipment for Cape Union Mart.
Our ideal candidate will have the ability to significantly contribute towards the achievement of our department and business objectives as well as have the high energy levels required for this fast-paced, highly pressurized and dynamic retail environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Development and procurement of Outdoor Equipment and other merchandise categories from time to time
Execution of the merchandise strategies in alignment with the departmental and business objectives
New product selections in line with market research and trends
Negotiations and supplier relationship management
Various reporting on product and category performance
Understanding the local and international outdoor industry and the competitors therein in order to ensure relevancy and competitiveness within the local market
Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications Required
Grade 12 certificate and a relevant tertiary qualification is essential.
3-5 years of retail merchandise buying experience is essential.
A proven track record of achieving business results.
A passion for Outdoor Equipment
Working knowledge of the retail cycle and merchandise buying principles and processes.
Understanding and experience in retail planning principles and processes is advantageous.
A working knowledge of the latest Microsoft packages is required
Job Related Competencies
A passion for keeping up to date with local and international market trends
The ability to remain flexible and adapt merchandise strategies to match trends as they change in our different target markets
Proven negotiation skills
Strong trader mentality
Proven strategic thinking skills in order to make sound decisions together with effective problem-solving skills
Ability to build and maintain influential relationships at various levels and across business functions
Effective communication and presentation skills essential
Proven planning, & time management skills
The agility and resilience to maintain high levels of drive and initiative under pressure
If you meet the above criteria, please submit your application online via our careers portal using the relevant link below. Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Work Level Skilled
Salary Market Related
EE Position No
Location Western Cape