Footwear Buyer (Brands) – Garden Route New!
Location: capetown Level: Middle Salary: Negotiable Posted: December 13, 2019 Ref: #4840
New Year opportunity. Are you ready for a change and a new climate along the Garden Route? Have you got Footwear Buying experience? Find out more about this opportunity and be involved in the development and growth of this existing Branded Footwear offering.
· Grow and co-develop a branded footwear offering which is a well-balanced range of merchandise in line with company strategy.
· Develop sound marketing strategies in line with partners
· Negotiate effectively.
· Build and maintain good relationships with staff, suppliers and key functions in the business
· Think in terms of the big picture as well as consider specifics and detail.
· Assess complex situations and implement workable solutions.
· Analyse data and implement action plans
· Communicate effectively at all levels.
Qualifications: A Grade 12 certificate or equivalent is an essential requirement
Experience: Previous buying experience in the branded apparel or footwear industry is essential
Additional: · An entrepreneurial, merchant-style of thinking · Excellent planning and organizing skills. · A proven track record in range building and developing branded marketing plans. · Strong negotiation skills. · Good analytical skills and a high attention to detail. · A relevant qualification in Retail, Administration, Fashion Design /Clothing Production/Product Development /Merchandising, or a related field would be an advantage. · Be passionate about keeping up to date with the latest trends, styles and colours in Footwear. · Must be able to travel internationally. · Is able to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers. · Is innovative, shows initiative and has a strong trader mentality. · Have strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities. · Have excellent relationship-building and networking skills. · Is able to communicate effectively at all levels both within, as well as outside the company. · Is a strong negotiator and is able to secure win-win agreements with others. · Is able to be assertive and is focused on achieving deadlines. · Is able to remain flexible, function under pressure and maintain a positive attitude and work performance in a variety of circumstances. · Have excellent time management, organizing skills, administrative skills and presentation skills. · Has a strong sense of integrity and is honest and ethical in everything they do. Position located on the Gardens Route. Send your CV to Gabi Traut at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 021 461-2613. Go to our website www.trautpersonnel.co.za