PEP: Buying Manager-Footwear

Company PEP a division of Pepkor Trading (Pty) Ltd
Reference # BuyingMan_Footwear_Sept21
Published 08/09/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Department: Merchandise

An exciting opportunity has become available for a seasoned buying leader to bring their diversity and define their career at South Africa’s largest single brand retailer as a Buying Manager.

Does the challenge to build on and continue our trajectory of success appeal to your competitive spirit? Have you been dreaming of a role where you can be part of a leadership team that is passionately driven to develop authentically designed products for the South African customer?
If our purpose to make it possible for our remarkable customers to look and feel good resonates with you and you want to offer our remarkable customers products at prices that will delight them, then this opportunity has been specially timed for you.

Purpose of the job
To create, lead and manage a buying department in PEP.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy management
People Management and Development
Lead the buying business process for Footwear
Trend Forecasting
Optimise profitability
Supplier management, sourcing suppliers and products
Leading the Buying team
Systems and business process support and development
Market research and competition analysis
Budget control

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

Relevant Degree or Diploma in Purchasing Management or Clothing
Computer literacy
5 years buying and leadership experience, preferably in different footwear departments
Extensive retail knowledge and experience
Financial management skills; In-depth understanding of the buying process; Understanding of the planning process; Knowledge of the Supply chain processes; Market understanding; Product knowledge, and Sound business and commercial acumen & judgment

Competencies: Market orientation, Performing under pressure, Innovating, Helicopter view, Leadership skills, Decision-making abilities, Presentation skills; Negotiation skills; Meeting facilitation skills

Closing date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021

If you are interested and meet the minimum requirements, please submit your CV and supporting documentation.

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If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date of this position, please regard your application as being unsuccessful.
PEP strives for equal opportunity in terms of its employment equity guidelines.

Job Functions Buying
Industries Retail
Job Closing Date 15/09/2021