Home Buyer: Softs
DEPARTMENT: Merchandise (Home) We are looking for a high potential, diverse, quick thinking, innovative and versatile junior buyer, who is looking to apply their skills and talent to grow in our Home department. Do you envision sourcing, compiling and building a balanced range of curtains and scatter cushions that complement bedroom and living room ranges? Can you see the bigger picture and work collaboratively with your peers to create the perfect story for our customers that reflect the seasons most wanted homeware fashion colours, prints, look and feel Can you choose exciting products that customers must have as an added item to their basket?If you can challenge and grow with a team of passionate buyers determined to offer our remarkable customers that most wanted product at the best price, then this role has been especially crafted for you. ROLE OVERVIEWTo source, compile & build balanced ranges of Curtains and Scatter Cushions that complements products in Bedroom and Living room departments. To source these items at the best price and provide a fresh product offering that supports the regular Homeware ranges is vital for every season. The commodities selected must contribute to the profit margin and price points of Pep, in accordance with the departmental directive.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESSupplier management (sourcing, negotiating and loading)Range selection and building (product sourcing, price tiering & range development)Collaborate closely with all Home departments to create balanced assortments.Budget & GP management Product order management (Administration)Good understanding of trends & consumer insights Close collaboration with planning to support product intent in stores JOB INCUMBENT REQUIREMENTSRelevant Degree or Diploma (e.g. Clothing / Purchasing Management)Computer Literacy (MS Office and Google Suite)Creative, eye for detail, analytical and problem-solvingMinimum of 1 years experience as a fully-fledged buyer with experience in textiles and Home products would be beneficialCompetencies required: Good communicator, strong team player, confident, strong business acumen, negotiation and influencing, stress tolerance, building and maintaining relationships internally and externally, willingness to travel locally on occasion. CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 15 September 2021 If you are interested and meet the minimum requirements, please submit your CV and supporting documentation. Click here to complete the POPIA Job Applicant consent form which is required for Internal and External applicants: https://forms.gle/tzEcTrtuKzE5dh9M8 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.
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