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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Established in 1979 by career development expert, Richard Knowdell, the Network is an international non-profit association of career practitioners who work with youth and adults in job or career transition. Network members work in higher education, business organizations, government agencies, social service agencies, outplacement consulting firms and private...
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    Senior Menswear Buyer

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Design and build a fully assorted seasonal range of menswear product.
    • Maintain professional relationships with the Brand Principal, manufacturers and suppliers.
    • Assist the Head of Design & Production with category pricing and promotions strategy to increase market share and profitability.
    • Ensure that the range satisfies both the wholesale and retail strategies and provide input to both channels.
    • Collaborate with Planning regarding the achievement of the sales plan and profitability targets. 

    Education & Experience Requirements 

    • Essential: Matric qualification 
    • Essential: Relevant tertiary qualification in Fashion Design or Product Development 
    • Essential: Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience as a Buyer within a retail or fashion environment 
    • Essential: Competent in the Adobe design suite for development of technical packs 


    Core Competencies 

    • Ability to pursuade and influence 
    • Commercial thinking skills 
    • Negotiation skills 
    • Ability to adapt to change 
    • Communication and presentation skills 
    • Planning and organising skills 
    • Build and manage stakeholder relationships 
    • Creative with attention to detail Skills and Abilities 
    • Knowledge and understanding of the design and buying process 
    • Knowledge of garment construction and manufacturing process 
    • Knowledge of market trends and competitor analysis 
    • Knowledge and understanding of assortment management

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to The Career Network on www.linkedin.com to apply
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