Category Buyer (Ref: MECB)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Financial sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Wednesday 18 August 2021
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 Plumbware, Electrical and Rainwater Goods at a regional level.

Please email applications through to

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 Plumbware, Electrical, Rainwater Goods - 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 Melanie Els