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The Mr Price Group (MRPG) is a fashion value retailer, selling predominantly for cash. The Group retails Apparel, Homeware and Sportsware and is one of the fastest growing retailers in South Africa. Our History: 1885 - The first John Orrs store opens 1934 - The first Hub store opens 1952 - John Orrs is listed on the JSE 1967 - Acquisition of two Miladys s...
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To offer our customer mass market trend led fashionable, category and item dominant assortments of the wanted items for the season at great value on an ELDP (Every Day Low Prices) basis, with a focus in future to be in-house design led, driven by current trade.
Drive current trade through reaction and agility to ensure that planned sales are met or exceeded.
Develop proactive action plans that address product performance issues and action accordingly in collaboration with planner and feedback to management.
Communicate any changes from current trade that impact other departments such as resource, marketing and visual merchandising.
Monitor and manage sales by style, pre-production timelines orders and performance milestones to ensure delivery performance through reaction to current trade.
Manage Supplier relationships and resolve delivery issues with suppliers.
Conduct relevant competitor analysis and store visits and relay findings to the Buying Brand Merchant and team.
Post Mortem & Seasonal Strategy:
Compile and present to senior business leaders a post mortem on trade reports, including good, bad and ugly based, competitor analysis, supplier performance, actual product execution as well as marketing and trend feedback.
Formulate a sub category strategy that forms the basic of the seasonal assortment framework, ensuring item dominance and clarity of offer for our customer, incorporating trend and post mortem learns for the foundation of this strategy.
Formulate a seasonal Supplier strategy with your team, inclusive of the resource department that is well considered, risk balanced, allowing for an agile, highly reactive strategy whereby the golden rule forms the basic of the supplier partnership.
Compile and present to senior business leaders a seasonal strategy including sub cats against the determined.
Assortment, Booking & Production:
Based on strategy calls, confirm trends, source samples and present range.
Confirm supplier roll up with the resource department.
Work with designers to ensure that graphics, artwork and CAD building are proactively briefed and produced timeously for review.
Responsible for assortment building in collaboration with planner, present back to Brand Merchants if applicable.
In collaboration with the greater team in preparing for review ensuring that the range is aligned with seasonal strategic objectives.
Prepare range and verify that all KPI’s, width & depth, PMO & sales targets are aligned.
Align the booking process with production timelines and in-store deliveries in collaboration with planner and resource.
Ensure the fit and pre-production sample process delivers the right quality for the right price, and is aligned with the production process and timelines.
Confirm and raise purchase orders and any amendments in full detail.
Travel locally and abroad to assess current market trends and provide detailed feedback accordingly.
Contribute proactively in all team meetings and working sessions.
Provide direction and coaching to the Trainee Buyer and/or Junior Buyer.
Diploma/Degree: Fashion Design or Clothing Management.
3 - 4 Years Buying Experience.
Manufacturing Experience (advantageous).
Knowledge of Garment Construction, Fabrics, Fibres & Quality.
Negotiation & Presentation Skills.
Understanding of Merchandise Process.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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