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Job Title
General Merchandise Buyer
Employment Type
Full Time
2 to 6 years
Job Published
22 February 2024
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Job Description

Are you ready to take the helm in driving sales, negotiating deals, and innovating within one of the leading retail giants in the Western Cape? We're on the lookout for a General Merchandise Buyer to revolutionize our approach to purchasing goods, ensuring we maintain our budgeted gross profit while exceeding expectations in every aisle.

In the Western Cape retail scene, innovation, growth, and a commitment to excellence are paramount. Join a team where your ideas are valued, your skills are honed, and your impact is felt throughout the organization. The company offers a dynamic and fast-paced environment where every day brings new challenges and opportunities for growth.

If you're ready to lead, innovate, and drive success in one of the most exciting retail environments, then we want to hear from you. Take the leap and be part of a team that's redefining the retail landscape, one aisle at a time.

Apply now and let's shape the future of retail together!

The Role: As a General Merchandise Buyer, you'll be the strategic mastermind behind our product lineup. Your mission? To support and execute the National GM Strategy regionally, while developing and executing a Regional GM Strategy based on market data that will set the company apart from the competition. From negotiating deals and pricing to launching exciting new products, you'll be the architect of sales success.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Support and execute regionally of the National GM Strategy.
  • Develop and execute Regional GM Strategy based on relevant market data.
  • Strategically drive sales to budget through full implementation of overall category strategy.
  • Negotiate deals, pricing, promotional pricing, and new product launches.
  • Continued innovation to develop category sales contribution to total sales.
  • Daily analysis and response to key statistics.
  • Manage and grow Retail margin in line with Budget.
  • Manage recoveries in line with Budget.
  • Maintain stockholding against budget (Days and Budget).
  • Align Supplier Strategy with GM Category strategy and foster good trading relationships.
  • Regular supplier strategic reviews and sales meetings.
  • Ongoing Category Management.

Skills/ Knowledge and Experience:

  • Matric
  • Marketing or similar tertiary education is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of FMCG
  • Thrive in a competitive and pressurized environment.
  • A Team Player with excellent People Skills
  • Knowledge of Buying Systems and processes
  • Strong negotiating and interpersonal Skills
  • Strong Planning Skills
  • Good Financial Skills
  • Good Administrative Skills
  • Good Analytical Skills
  • Good Communication Skills (Verbal and written)
  • Drivers License.