Private Label Buyer - Shoprite Group

eg. Accountant or Accounting or Kempinski



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Purpose of the Job

Responsible for effectively buying private label products, locally and internationally, to ensure sales growth and an increase in gross margins.

Job Description:

Product range and line determination

  • Ensure first place in the market by maintaining price competitiveness
  • Ensure a comprehensive coverage of categories through effective range rationalisation, aligned to strategy and brand logic
  • Maintain effective administration (across all areas)

Product pricing administration

  • Maintain competitiveness in cost and selling prices
  • Base price objectives on knowledge of market prices, current trends and/or market leaders
  • Effectively utilise negotiation to achieve pricing objectives
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained regarding sensitive information

Advertising and promotions management

  • Selection of lines and management of price points

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  • Continuously track competitor pricing
  • Ensure availability of stock at suppliers
  • Timeously supply information to Marketing

Resolve stock level issues in stores and distribution centres

  • Remain up to date with price movements and shortages in order to proactively advise the distribution centres

Determine merchandising layout that is practical and reflective of consumer patterns

International sourcing

  • Identify potential gaps and international trends in order to source profitable products
  • Manage the supply chain process end to end

People Management and Coaching

  • Allocate work and set priorities for Buyer's Assistant
  • Continuously monitor progress and quality of output
  • Resolve escalated issues and provide support where required
  • Coach and mentor Trainee Buyers

 

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 / NQF level 4

Experience

  • 3 - 5 years Experience working as a Buyer in a Retail environment
  • 3 - 5 years Private Label and Imports

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Knowledge and Skills

  • Buying / Procurement
  • Solid understanding of international trends
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Regulatory compliance and governance

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