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South Africa Buyer Menswear - Exact (Contract)

  • Location
    (SOUTH AFRICA) and Cape Town
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / 2 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

An exciting position has arisen within Exact for a Buyer. This is not an ordinary job ad. At Exact, there’s nothing ordinary about us. We want extraordinary.

Are you a dynamic, innovative and creative individual?

Do you have experience in buying or a related field and have strong business acumen? Then this the ideal job for you…


  • Successfully source and procure a balanced range of merchandise in line with company strategy.
  • Work closely with the planner, through analysis of previous sales patterns, market trends and brand initiatives.
  • Formulate departmental strategies to maximize sales and then timeously source and secure stock to implement strategies.
  • Negotiate effectively.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with employees, suppliers and key functions in the business.
  • Contribute to growth / profit through innovative ideas
  • Availability to go on buying trips (local and international)
  • Think in terms of the "big picture" as well as consider specifics and detail.
  • Assess complex situations and implement workable solutions.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Team player and be able to foster collaboration across buying and planning functions.


  • Have experience as a Buyer (2 -3 years essential);

Preference will be given, but not limited to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Integral understanding of clothing retail Cycle and Buying Process
  • A good working knowledge of the current computer software packages (knowledge of Excel, Word & E-mail would be preferable).
  • Competencies and behaviours for success:
  • An entrepreneurial, merchant-style of thinking
  • Excellent planning, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Time management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good judgement and problem solving skills
  • Uncompromising negotiation skills
  • An interest in and knowledge of trends

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