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Buyer Power Fashion - Durban

Mr Price

To offer our customer mass market trend led fashionable, category and item dominant assortments of the wanted items for the season at great value on an ELDP (Every Day Low Prices) basis, with a focus in future to be in-house design led, driven by current trade. Current Trade: Partner closely with the Planner to analyse current trade to respond to trade to ensure that planned sales are met or exceeded. Develop proactive action plans that address product performance issues and action accordingly in collaboration with Planner. Monitor and manage sales by style, pre-production timelines orders and performance milestones to ensure delivery performance through reaction to current trade. Manage Supplier relationships and resolve delivery issues with suppliers. Monitor stock, sales, margin and assortment to ensure delivery of KPI’s. Post Mortem & Seasonal Strategy: Work closely with Merchandise Planner to conduct a Post Mortem and strategy. Compile and present to senior business leaders a post mortem on trade reports, including good, bad and ugly based, competitor analysis, supplier performance, actual product execution as well as marketing and trend feedback. Formulate a sub category strategy that forms the basic of the seasonal assortment framework, ensuring item dominance and clarity of offer for our customer, incorporating trend and post mortem learns for the foundation of this strategy. Formulate a seasonal Supplier strategy with your team, inclusive of the resource department that is well considered, risk balanced, allowing for an agile, highly reactive strategy whereby the golden rule forms the basic of the supplier partnership. Assortment, Booking & Production: Executing a competitive range by researching, understanding, influencing, and executing the relevant seasonal trends according to purchasing strategy. Based on strategy calls, confirm trends, source samples and present range. Negotiate the best price with our suppliers to deliver the right value to our customer at the right time. Foster supplier relationships and continue to search for an increase our supplier base. In collaboration with the greater team in preparing for review ensuring that the range is aligned with seasonal strategic objectives. Prepare range and verify that all KPI’s, width & depth, PMO & sales targets are aligned. Align the booking process with production timelines and in-store deliveries in collaboration with planner and resource. Ensure that the fit and pre-production sample process delivers the right quality for the right price, and is aligned with the production process and timelines. Confirm and raise purchase orders and any amendments in full detail. Ensure deliveries are on time and in full ensuring feedback is given to the supply base. 4. Trend Analysis Through regular competitor shops, ensure that we are offering our customers wanted product at the right price. 5. Team Commitment: Contribute proactively in all team meetings and working sessions. Provide direction and coaching to the Trainee Buyer and/or Junior Buyer. Education: Diploma/Degree: Fashion Design or Clothing Management. Experience: 3 – 4 Years Buying Experience. Manufacturing Experience (advantageous). Knowledge/ Skills: Knowledge of Garment Construction, Fabrics, Fibres & Quality. Trading Mentality. Negotiation & Presentation Skills. Product Knowledge. Understanding of Merchandise Process. req7313 Closing date: not specified Apply Now
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