Woolworths - Buyer Knitwear Womens Outerwear : Woolworths Woolworths



Job Summary


•To procure and deliver value in a balanced range of merchandise most wanted by the current and potential Woolworths customer.

Duties and Responsibilities


· Analyse sales trends / history and formulate strategy, as well as provide input into Group strategy
· Research local and international markets and interpret trends for the Woolworths customer
· Procuring agreed ranges involving interdepartmental co-ordination
· Negotiating of cost prices resulting in value for money, selling price points and primary margins being achieved
· Implementing and maintaining quality standards regarding look and style of merchandise
· Adherence to critical path
· Growth and development of business
· Product development
Range construction

Qualifications and Experience


· Relevant retail/ business qualifications
· 5-8 years buying experience essential
· Previous knitwear Womenswear buying experience preferred
· Creativity, taste and flair: ensure that ranges are balanced and offer real choice to our customers
· Passion for Product / Merchandise
· Negotiation and influencing skills
· Merchant and retail ability: demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the market place, competitors and customer needs
· Business acumen
· Team Player: ability and will to work co-operatively with others within a team and across departments towards a common objective
· Results driven and proactive
· Entrepreneurial
· Effective communication and presentation skills
· Ability to present a well balanced range
· Tolerance to change / ability to work under pressure
· Computer literate: ability to operate in a Windows-based environment

How to Apply


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About Woolworths


At Woolies we offer a unique blend of food, fashion, beauty and homeware. Our vision is to be our customers favourite retail brand and together with our 32 000 strong team at Woolworths SA we are c...

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