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Trainee Buyer

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal 22 April

MJM Recruitment

  • 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

  • Number of vacancies: 10
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Honours Degree / Post Graduate Certificate /N7
  • Years of experience: 2
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No
  • People with disabilities: Yes

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Ad summary

  • Trainee Buyer

  • Recruiter

    MJM Recruitment

  • Province

    eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary


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