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

The successful incumbent for this position will be responsible for:

  • Understands negotiating position, key drivers, and desired outcomes; develops and presents factual, rational, and compelling arguments to build support and gain commitment from other parties;
  • Understands when to engage in counter-negotiations to reach win-win outcomes
  • Manages disagreements and conflicts by using diplomacy and controlling emotions;
  • Anticipates negotiating roadblocks and objections
  • Category Strategy
  • Uses Category internal and external data to develop and recommend business strategies that target category-specific growth
  • Evaluates merchandising plans and their business impact;
  • Makes recommendations for modifying plans based on findings
  • Identifies and recommends process improvements that target performance, quality, work efficiency/cost reduction
  • Category Performance
  • Uses internal and external data to understand category performance (sales, margin, availability, waste, stock, RTC, strike rates, own brand etc).
  • Maintains a solid working knowledge of the assigned category, industries, and markets;
  • Uses knowledge of industry practices, business trends, distribution methods, and the competitive environment to develop buying plans
  • Implements and executes tactical buying plans, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as an overall business strategy
  • Supplier Relations
  • Communicates regularly with suppliers to mutually share financial and other performance criteria;
  • Uses metrics to identify performance gaps and hold suppliers accountable for achieving financial and other mutually agreed-upon goals; develops and implement contingency plans to close performance gaps
  • Develops and maintains relationships with suppliers;
  • Demonstrates confidence and expertise when interacting with suppliers
  • Private Brand Strategy and Development
  • Implements and executes Private Brand category strategy, ensuring alignment with category-specific growth strategies, as well as an overall business strategy
  • Develops merchandising solutions to achieve business goals and influence financial performance
  • Identifies and applies knowledge of key industry trends and market forces to positively impact merchandising


  • Preferably relevant University Degree
  • 3-4 years of retail experience
  • Buying experience in Liquor, Tobacco and appliances division
  • Proven and consistent success on financial KPIs
  • SAP knowledge and Analysis are essential

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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