Category Buyer (Ref: AECB)

Position in the FMCG, Retail and Wholesale sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 8 July 2022
Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Category Buyer to join their team. The successful incumbent will be responsible to facilitate the effective management of the Decorative, General Hardware & Tools and Wall & Floor at a regional level.


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Main job function


Improve loyalty of retailers in conjunction with Regional Operations Managers

Manage organic growth for retailers

Manage supply chain and conduct regular meetings with regional and national suppliers Manage Retailer Supplier Trade Agreements with approval from Central office

Manage all promotional deals and pricing of promotions in the region

Negotiate and achieve budgeted drop shipment and retail gross profits

Effectively launch house brand products at retail including point-of-sale and stands Offer leadership and advice to retailers in respect of category related issues

Drive DC loyalty in terms of monitoring sales and new products


Matric - Mandatory

National Certificate / Diploma in, Marketing Management or similar - required

Relevant Diploma or Degree - Recommended



2-3 Years buying experience in Hardware Retail environment: specific to Decorative, General Hardware & Tools and Wall & Floor - Mandatory

3-5 Years’ experience in-store retail management experience - Mandatory

Strong negotiation and communication skills

Computer literacy

Team worker who can also work independently


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Ada Evans