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Trainee Buyer - Consumer Electronics

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town, Southern Suburbs
Job level:Junior
Job policy:Employment Equity position

Job description

Key Performance Areas

Support existing buying team by learning on the job
  • Work with existing buyers learning all areas of the plugs business as an omni channel retailer
  • Complete various projects to illustrate understanding
  • Assist on shoot to ensure process runs smoothly
Bring appropriate trend information to the department across the categories
  • Keep up to date on trend and feed this info into the Buying team whilst ensuring Commercial viability is top of mind
  • Follow international trends and innovations and conduct local comp shops to assist in compiling an optimally balanced product offering
  • Local Trip reports and Online shops reporting
Supplier Liaison
  • Ensure consistent and thorough communication is kept with Suppliers
  • Follow up with suppliers on samples / prices / newness  /range rolls, etc.
  • Drive suppliers to ensure required availability and delivery lead times are met
Effectively negotiate internally and externally
  • Negotiate effectively internally with Creative, Marketing and Digital teams
  • Be able to present with Confidence and use logic to back up proposals
  • Have a voice to present your own opinions


Qualifications and Accreditations
  • A relevant three-year diploma or degree 
Experience and Skills
  • One to two years' experience in appliances, electronics or mobile in a sales, operational or a purchasing role
  • Knowledge of plugs buying would be an advantage
  • Interest in and understanding of appliances, electronics and / or mobile
  • Commercial eye for appliances, consumer electronics and mobile products - not high end
  • Strong Communicator –Verbally and in Writing
  • Financial Acumen appropriate for position
Attributes and behaviours
  • High level of interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and interface with multiple management levels and multiple areas of the company
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must show a level of assertiveness
  • Must be performance driven and results focused
  • Ability to make insightful business decisions and think laterally
  • Achievement orientated, coupled with an adaptable, innovative and creative approach
  • High energy levels to work in a challenging environment

Please note that the closing date for applications is the 27 July 2018.

Posted on 12 Jul 10:01

Home Choice

The HomeChoice Group is a leading credit-based direct marketing retailer selling homeware merchandise and financial services to the expanding urban middle-income mass market in southern Africa.

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