Senior Retail Buyer (ladieswear) – Cape Town New! Vacancy In Traut Personnel

Hiring Organization / Company: Traut Personnel
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time

Job Details:

A good opportunity for an experienced Senior Ladieswear Buyer with definite experience working as a Senior Ladieswear Buyer for a Value Fashion chain. The company is a commercial fashion retailer that offer Ladieswear, Menswear, Kids & Infantswear, Footwear, Accessories and a small element of Homewear. The customers are of the utmost importance as they strive to constantly offer them the great product at affordable prices.

Job Description

· Build and source a balanced assortment of merchandise ensuring department sales targets, gross profit, pricing and overall product objectives are met and in line with the approved company strategy


· Accountable to successfully source stock and build ranges congruent with customer profile

· Build balanced assortments in accordance to planned unit requirements (includes stock and made to order product)

· Ensure GP is achieved through mutually beneficial price negotiations

· Build pricing architecture together with Planner to ensure all items are value for money and well-priced in the market

· Develop well thought-out test strategy to ensure newness is applied on a continuous basis to seek new opportunities (fabric, silhouette, fit, price) – key suppliers

· Ensure all approvals are actioned within 24 – 48 hours (lab dips, strike offs, CADs, fits)

· Present product in all reviews: Range Review, Put-into-stock, Trade Meetings, Post Seasonal, Marketing and Strategy

· Remain abreast of local and international trend and apply to trade accordingly

Admin Requirements

· Accurately complete brief sheets and issue to BA as soon as possible

· Ensure all PO information is accurate prior to sign off

· Drive effective communication within the team (Planner, BA, AA) to ensure all administrative functions are being met

· Attend to all internal and supplier queries timeously

· Ensure all Post Seasonal / SWOT docs are completely correctly and product trends are clearly communicated by Buyer to Planner and implemented forward Strategy


· Sit with Planner weekly to review (OTB, Weekly trade, Markdowns) and formulate solutions

· React to best sellers timeously to ensure repeat orgeneric thereof is actioned

· Maintain constant awareness of competitor product, price and opportunities through regular store visits (physical and online)

· Ensure stock offers are timeously advised upon to ensure “deals” are not lost

· Work with Planner to agree to penalties / discounts due to non compliance / late delivery

· Stay informed of any delivery issues raised by team (BA, AA)


· Maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers that are in alignment with company best interest

· Manage poor performance and risk with suppliers that are problematic (discounts, reduction of units)

· Ensure weekly / every second week visit to Stride for stock opportunities

Quality Control

· Ensure all products (stock and made-to-order) are fitted and in congruence with commercial spec

· Make commercial decision together with Garment Technologist for any fit / sizing revisions

· Advise management of any fit concerns


· Actively participate in ensuring Marketing product is prioritized within range assortments

· Drive team to ensure Marketing deadlines are met (BA, AA, Suppliers)

· Ensure all information on Marketing sheet is correctly populated by BA prior to Management receiving

Distribution Centre

· Approve bulk garments received from team as priority


· Attend to store feedback / concerns and include necessary team members (Planner, Allocator, Manager, BA, AA) in order to resolve

· Ensure New Store Openings are adequately assorted with “deals” in place according to deadline

Key Requirements

· Related Degree or Diploma

· At least 3 – 6 years Ladieswear buying experience.

· Must be able to make things happen and work independently

Position located in Cape Town. Call Gabi Traut on 083 274 5193.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location Information:
Job Listing No# : 29555

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