Junior Retail Buyer (Ref: SSJRB)

Position in the Admin, Office and Support sector in Waterfall, Upper highway - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Tuesday 3 October 2023
Job Description:

·         Required to purchase and manage merchandise within the company's Trading product portfolio.

·         Source existing merchandise to ensure products remain competitive and available (out of stock products- source from other suppliers if necessary)

·         By fully understanding customer needs, the appointed Buyer will be required to maximize profits.

·         Keeping up to date with market trends and reacting to changes in demand are key elements of the role.

·         Manage plans for stock levels and react to change in demand and logistics.

·         Meet with suppliers and review orders, follow up on ordered stock and deliveries

·         Identify growth opportunities and risks in assortment, and develop contingency plans.

·         Monitor and manage delivery schedules and communication

·         Analyse consumer buying patterns and predict future trends.

·         Conduct store checks to ensure ready for trade at all times

·         Generate reports

·         Maintain relationships and grow the business including customers (Customer Service)

·         Stock takes, preparations, including maintaining of back up areas (Stock levels)

·         Ad-hoc duties given by management


·         Senior certificate

·         Relevant Qualification

·         A working knowledge of the latest Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, and Power Point & Outlook)



Retail buying experience in a Retail FMCG environment.


Minimum Requirements:

·         Minimum of 3-5 years retail buying experience within a Retail FMCG environment

·         Excellent stock and product knowledge


·         Ability to work under pressure


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 Sharon Smit