South Africa

Buying Graduate Program (18 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Company PEP
Reference # GRADBUYER2020
Published 21/10/2020
Contract Type Contract
18 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Parow Industria, Western Cape, South Africa
An exciting opportunity is available for a candidate that would like to launch their career as a Buyer at South Africa’s largest single brand retailer. If you can identify with our purpose to make it possible for our remarkable customers to look and feel good, to offer authentically designed products at prices that will delight our customers then this programme has been crafted for you.
If you are passionate about making a difference in South Africa’s retail landscape and have chosen buying as your career path, then we have the ideal programme to make that dream come true. Our graduate buyer programme is designed to provide you with the necessary skills, coaching and mentorship to become a fully fledged, confident Buyer.
If you are prepared to commit to your career development for 18 months then this programme has been tailor made to give you a well rounded exposure that is critical for any Buyer’s success story.
Job Functions Buying
Industries Retail
The Programme will provide you with exposure to the following:

Supplier Management and optimising relationships with suppliers
The End to end buying critical path
Quality control
Range building
Seasonal Trend Presentations
Presentation Skills
Gross profit control
Sales analysis and action plans
Researching target market and competitors
Marketing campaigns
OTB control
Exposure to core retail functions, Sourcing, Marketing, Sales, Finance and Supply chain operations.
Collaboration with all cross functional departments

Final Year student or a recent graduate in the field of Consumer Science, Clothing / Purchasing Management, Fashion Design, Retail Management
60% average
0-1 Year work experience
Computer Literacy ( Google Suite)
Competencies Required: Excellent communication and presentation skills, team player , Performing under pressure, Structuring, Persuasiveness, Flexibility, Initiative, Self Drive, Innovative

The ideal candidate must:

Possess a willingness to learn -
Passion for the world of retail
Be a self starter
Have the Ability to innovate & think creatively

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

If you are interested and meet the minimum requirements, please submit your CV, Latest Transcript, ID, and Matric Certificate

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.
Job Closing Date 28/10/2020
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