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Buying Manager - Footwear & Accessories

Job Title: Buying Manager - Footwear & Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Africa
Salary: Significant Salary Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90716
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: BNM.81389.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 30, 2012 06:38

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen with this leading fashion retailer for a Buying Manager to lead its Footwear & Accessories division. As the Buying Manager you will be responsible for creating profitable, customer driven ranges and promotions to deliver against sales and margin targets. The ideal candidate will be a driven and tenacious Buyer with a clear customer focus and experience of meeting and exceeding targets. You will be a team player with management experience. You must have a good eye for product and be very brand savvy, aware of the latest trends and developments within footwear and accessories. As Buying Manager you will also have creative input into the department therefore a good understanding of multiple categories is essential. Skills and Experience required: * Negotiation skills * Range management * Supplier management * Trade planning * Strategic planning * Financial acumen * Forecasting skills * Extensive Buying experience * Good understanding of range planning and Open to Buy control (WSSI) * Understanding of country and global supply chain processes * Successful track record of buying products This company offers you the chance to earn a significant salary package with full relocation assistance and genuine career development. Please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment!