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Womenswear Buyer

Job Title: Womenswear Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cape Town
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94302
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: BNM.36919.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 31, 2013 13:23

Job Description

A well established and highly successful retail group in South Africa is looking to hire a Senior Womenswear Buyer to join their dynamic and growing buying team in Cape Town.The Senior Buyer will have the following duties:- Manage all the buying and sourcing process for the womenswear category- Ensure that the merchandise has a balance assortment of products to meet sales budgets and targets as well as drive profits- Establish and manage relationships with the suppliers; negotiate for the best prices to meet volume requirements- Go on international trips to buy samples for design concepts and research on the latest trends on the various markets- Mentor, develop and monitor the performance of the Junior and Assistant Buyers To be a successful candidate, you should have the following qualifications:- At least 3-5 years buying experience for ladieswear category within a well established retail brand- Passion for fashion and strong eye for commercially viable products- Strong commercial acumen- Excellent influencing, communication and negotiation skillsThis is an excellent role which offers a very rewarding salary package to the successful candidate who will thrive on these challenges. If you think that you are qualified for this position, please send us your CV. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.