Trainee Buyer in KwaZulu-Natal - MJM Recruitment

MJM Recruitment

As the labour market diversifies and changes, it becomes increasingly difficult to recruit and develop staff in compliance with the various labour laws. MJM Recruitment takes pride in helping our clients to get through the many pitfalls that lay ahead, and by doing this we have become partners to various multi national organisations. MJM Recruitment has the resources, knowledge and expertise to provide a total staffing solution and has taken this opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities and customised services. MJM Recruitment will provide clients with an innovative and hi-tech solution to all resourcing requirements. By profiling positions into strategic competencies aligned to company visions, recruitment is accurate and successful. MJM Recruitment takes the clients culture into consideration when recruiting thus making social adjustments easier. MJM Recruitment has the expertise to provide the following recruitment services: •Temporary Appointments (Short-term, daily, weekly) •Bulk flexible appointments (Call Centre, Technical) •Outsourced Managed Services •Payroll Services (Weekly, Bi – Weekly, Monthly ) •Maid Services •Executive Placements (Search and Research) Recruiter from sector Professional services, located in KwaZulu-Natal, From 1 to 10 workers

    About this job ad 3 August


  • Negotiable
  • Province

  • Durban, eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Description

  • Trainee Buyer - KZN
    Purpose of the role:
    To effectively but to ensure constant sales growth and increase in gross margins coupled with necessary advertising spend recoupment.
    Key Receivers of Work:
    Stores, DC’s, Buyer assistant, suppliers, Divisional advertising co-ordinators.
    Product Range and line determination:
    • 1st to market
    • Price Competitiveness
    • Comprehensive coverage categories
    • Strategy and Brand logic applied
    • Good Understanding of categories
    • Range Rationalization
    • Effective administration maintained (complete and up-to-date)
    Product Pricing (Cost and Selling Prices):
    • Competitive / cheapest
    • Pricing objectives based on knowledge of market prices / current trends / market leaders
    • Effective utilization of negotiating skills to achieve pricing objectives
    • Demonstrates personal drive to obtain best cost price
    • Effective administration maintained (complete & up-do-date)
    • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
    Advertising and Promotions:
    • Line selection
    • Price points
    • Competitor pricing
    • Stock availability at suppliers
    • Timeous supply of information to marketing coordinator
    • Effective administration maintained (complete & up-do-date)
    Manager Buyer Assistants:
    • Allocates work and sets priorities
    • Monitors progress and quality
    • Resolves escalated issues / Provides support
    • Develops – create learning opportunities / delegates tasks / expand role / coaches
    • Provides regular performance feedback
    • Assist Senior Buyer in selection of buyer assistant
    Resolve Stock Level Issues in Stores and DC’s:
    • Reaction time to resolve
    • Awareness of price movements to advise DC pro-actively
    • Awareness of shortages to pro-actively avoid client shortages
    • Effective administration maintained (complete & up-do-date)
    Merchandising Layout Determination:
    • Practical
    • Reflects understanding of shopper patterns
    • Timeous communication with Division
    • Effective administration maintained (complete & up-do-date)
    Qualifications/ Education
    • Grade 12 / Matric Essential
    • Business diploma or degree will be desirable
    • Successful completion of Trainee Buyer Program or experience as a Buyer in Food Retail
    Functional Competencies
    • Basic computer literacy
    • Administrative skills (complete and up-to-date)
    • Working knowledge of Buying-Systems
    Summary of Behavioural competencies
    • Persuading and influencing
    • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
    • Analysing
    • Relating, networking and communicating information
    • Planning and organising
    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Coping with pressures and setbacks
    • Adapting and responding to change
    • Developing others

  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Honours Degree / Post Graduate Certificate /N7
  • Years of experience: 2
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No


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Ad summary

  • Trainee Buyer in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal

  • Recruiter

    MJM Recruitment
  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary


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