Senior Buyer – Branded Footwear – Sportscene

Western Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Position Description:
In sportscene we believe that we inspire the love of sneaker and urban culture.
If you believe that too, then we have the perfect position for you.
An opportunity has become available in our buying team for a Senior Buyer in our Footwear area. If you’re passionate about Streetwear and have sound buying experience, then this is the position for you.
As a Buyer, your responsibilities will be:

Successfully range and procure branded footwear assortment.
Procure and build a balanced and appropriate branded range aligned to strategy with special attention to trading opportunities.
Formulate departmental strategies to maximize sales and timeously source and secure stock to implement strategies.
Work closely with the planner, through analysis of previous sales patterns, market trends and brand initiatives.
Trend and market research analysis for range and strategic implementation.
Negotiate effectively.
Build and maintain good relationships with staff, brands and suppliers (both nationally ’ internationally) and key functions in the business.
Think in terms of the “big picture” as well as consider specifics and detail.
Assess complex situations and implement workable solutions.

To apply you need to have:

Experience as a Buyer (5+ years essential)
Have experience as a Men’s or Women’s Footwear Buyer (3+ year essential)
Have a high degree of organisation and prioritization skills
Have a strong business acumen and merchant thinking
Ability to show initiative and be resourceful
Ability to source and implement effective solutions in a fast-paced environment
Excellent planning, organising and interpersonal skills
Have a high degree of decision making ability and be service orientated
Be assertive and communicate at all levels.
Be a team player
A proven solid track record in buying
An interest in and knowledge of trends.
A working knowledge of the current computer software packages (knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Word ’ E-mail would be preferable).