29 Mar '21
BUYER - DIY & HOME IMPROVEMENT (Must have a University Degree) (AA/EE) Cape Town

Retail, Western Cape Cape Town



Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy/plan to drive growth across the department in sales, brands, suppliers, and new product listings
  • Plan to develop and drive growth across the department in sales, brands, suppliers, and new product listings
  • Drive innovation by sourcing and prioritizing new brands and suppliers according to this growth plan and in line with market trends and consumer demand 
  • Deliver against key financial and service level performance indicators within the department (sales, margin, listings availability, stock cover etc.)
  • Manage and develop supplier relationships, negotiate good prices, improve trading terms, and manage suppliers according to strict SLAs
  • Develop a promotional programme, source great deals, and manage site merchandising for the department
  • Support the operations team in delivering a world-class customer experience – monitor department returns, support the customer service team on product queries and resolving any customer complaints
  • Manage stock and availability (including replenishment orders, stock cover)
  • Deliver on customer experience within the department (ensuring products are delivered on time, supplier terms are aligned, product quality is managed etc.)

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Business Science or Commerce degree preferable)
  • 5 years related retail / commerce / e-commerce experience 
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Existing industry networks a significant plus
  • Proven track record of negotiation skills and strong relationship management
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, ability to use data to inform decisions, identify the root cause and resolve problem
  • Strong product and buying planning skills
  • Ability to manage priorities according to clear prioritization and structured planning
  • Ability to build lasting supplier relationships and manage according to SLAs (existing industry networks a plus)
  • Understanding of the key business drivers within online retail
  • Entrepreneurial/commercial mindset

Should you be interested in this position and meet the above criteria, forward your MS Word CV to marie@mhgroup.co.za

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Ad Visible Until: 14 June 2021
Ref: CT001607/MH

Vacancy Type: Permanent