Ladieswear Buyer

A leading retail company situated in KwaZulu-Natal is urgently seeking the expertise of an experienced Ladieswear Buyer to join their team.

The successful incumbent for this position will be responsible for:

  • Drive constant product availability for the customer profile, through accurate buying and aesthetic.
  • Ensure that products briefed to suppliers are comprehensive with clear specifications.
  • Assess the production of the product once received as per the brief as well as maintain accuracy to the specifications (fit, form and function).
  • Access the value equation of materials used, construction complexity vs cost relevance.
  • Build supplier relationships that are in line with our business strategy.
  • Understand lead times from all sources and understand the full business processes.
  • Forecasting and sales management in line with operational planning, constant price benchmark and price analysis in line with the business strategy.
  • In Season Trading: Turn on and off trends according to sales and current trends and develop a well-rounded understanding of the retail environment and market.
  • Post Season Analysis: use the agreed attributes relevant to each category/subcategory and analyse relevant characteristics to create a forward strategy taking trends into account.
  • Develop a working document strategy based on learnings from the post season, store grading understanding is required.
  • REVIEWS: prep garments and information in line with the agreed strategy.
  • GENERAL: seek feedback on progress and level of understanding and performance, and constant communication with the team.

Key requirements:

  • NQF 5 Wholesale Retail Buying and Planning Learnership (12 months) or
  • Completed Degree /Diploma in Fashion Retail / Design/ Clothing
  • Management (3 Years)
  • 5 years of fashion retail buying experience in a Junior Ladieswear Department with an understanding of the customer profile (Prerequisite)

If you meet the above requirements and want to make a career-changing move, apply today by either filling in the online application form or by emailing your CV to logistics@hireresolve.za.com

Alternatively, you are also welcome to contact Rebecca at 021 180 0855 or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Please note that correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates for this position.
Please consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within 3 days

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