Buyer sheet street -Mr Price Vacancies 2022

  • Full Time
  • Durban
  • Posted 2 months ago

Mr Price Group

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To maximize sales and
net profit for the department by sourcing and constructing an appealing product
assortment; of distinctive value, at the best price, aligned to the company’s
strategic objectives which delights the customer’s in store experience. Ensure
accurate product life cycle management throughout the merchant cycle.
Constantly manage a multi season view (current, previous and future).

1) Current Trade Analysis:
Analyse the current season’s trade to ensure that it is executed according to plan in order to achieve strategic targets and budget, while optimizing current opportunities in trade and managing stock levels. Review department performance for related period (week, month, floor set) for all KPI’s.

2) Seasonal Post Mortem Analysis:                                
Analyse the accuracy of previous strategic plans and current trade, to draw lessons and then apply the lessons going forward to next seasonal strategy in order to effectively engage in pre-season preparation.

3) Seasonal Strategy:
Development of seasonal strategy that ties into the annual strategy for Sheet Street for each department that drives market share, based on post mortem analysis, trend input and market analysis, at a department and brand level in order to make product calls, define the sub-categories, build categories and identify the pricing in line with targeted KPI’s in collaboration with planner.

4) Assorting, Product Development, Booking and Supplier Relations:
Compile a product assortment according using a technical and strategic approach of assorting products that drive future trends while meeting required historical analysis for our customer in line with approved seasonal strategy. Sourcing samples to ensure that product is approved in order to book products with the supplier.

5) Seasonal Review/ Window:
Prepare samples (using samples for review utilizing product development, retail and overseas suppliers and mock up samples) to gain approval for execution.
Negotiate and confirm cost prices with suppliers in order to confirm that all KPI’s, width & depth, PMO & sales targets are aligned with seasonal strategic objectives.

6) Placing Purchase Orders & Stock Management:
Complete booking process to ensure that process is fully aligned with production timelines and in store delivery deadlines.
Confirm purchase orders and any amendments and raise orders raised timeously, taking into account lead times to ensure that the right product is in the right store at the right time.


1) Education:
University Degree: Bachelor of Commerce Degree/ textile degree / interior design or related.

2) Experience:
Manufacturing experience (advantageous).
3+ Years Retail buying experience / Retail Experience.

3) Knowledge/ Skills:
Knowledge of Homeware products, textile and softs, Commercial acumen, Quality Standards &Fabrications.
Mathematics Skills.
Negotiation Skills.
Presentation Skills.
Business understanding of the Management of Merchant Cycle, Systems (Redworld, Redworld MIS, Redworld Ordering and Assortment Planning, RedInfo, E-focus).
Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint And Excel).

4)  All applicants must be fully
vaccinated against Covid-19 at the time of application or if necessary undertake, to
receive a second vaccination in accordance with Company policy, before
permanent employment is confirmed.

The People’s Value Champion | Cash-Based | Omni-Channel | Fashion-Value Retailer

The Mr Price Group retails in more than 1400 stores in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Africa through our 8-trading divisions Mr Price, Mr Price Home, Mr Price Sport, Mr Price Money, MILADYS, sheet street, Power Fashion and Yuppiechef

Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.

Location : Durban

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