Clothing Buyer - 11 Months Contract at Pick n Pay

eg. Accountant or Accounting or Kempinski

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Deliver profitable & sustainable departmental growth by buying a balanced product range that meets and exceeds customer expectations within the agreed KPIs.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct post season analysis as input into operating plan
  • Develop product mix plan at department level taking into account, customer needs, trend direction, competitive analysis, growth/exit of product categories, determining product objectives Identify range structure, pier tiering and key price points
  • Conduct weekly and monthly performance analysis and develop detailed action plan to ensure departmental KPIs are met and exceeded
  • Identify opportunities within the season to maximize profit and grow market share
  • Manage Open to Buy (OTB) effectively to maximize sales and minimize markdown
  • Ensure all confirmed styles are loaded into SAP timorously
  • Manage critical path to deliver on time launches
  • Achieve/exceed margin through effective supplier negotiations and conduct open book costing and comparative costing (determine styles appropriate for cross costing, submit product specifications to selected suppliers, receive and evaluate quotes)



  • Review range to ensure that departmental strategy and KPI’s have been achieved
  • Execute packaging and in store signage needs in line with marketing/brand and promotional strategy
  • Conduct regular store and competitor visits to understand product performance, assortment balance and customer experience of the range and adjust where appropriate
  • Ensure departmental expenses are managed within the approved budgets



  • Strong and effective decision making and negotiation skills
  • Numerical, analytical and interpretive ability
  • Assertive and able to communicate effectively
  • High attention to detail Innovative and have a creative flair
  • Merchant mindset
  • Commercial and financial acumen


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree |Relevant Diploma ie Design, Clothing Management Retail Management.
  • Min of 3 Years Retail Buying experience
  • Must be computer literate - Microsoft suite
  • SAP knowledge





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