Mr Price Group: Trainee Buyer (Durban)

We are currently building a talent pipeline for Trainee Buyer Vacancies in 2022! This opportunity is ideal for graduates as our philosophy is simple, We “Hire for ATTITUDE, train for SKILL”

At the Mr Price Group we like to see the potential in people, even when they're just starting out in their career, for this reason we believe in the Hiring for attitude and training for skill.

your purpose

Build key knowledge and a full understanding of our entire merchandise process under the direction of the Brand Merchant & the Talent Development Partner that will equip you to develop a category buy.

your key responsibilities

  1. Job Learning (Trade & Commercial Acumen):

  • Apply learnt knowledge & skills by demonstrating awareness of the factors which could influence the way we perform in current trade, & manage opportunities & risks accordingly, considering the impact of competitors on our business.

  1. Sample Management:

  • Manage the departments samples in regard to our process from Fits, through to pre-production samples (PPS's) ensuring an accurate record of each is kept, and stored for future reference. Overseas samples require tagging post trip and storage for use in Strategies, reviews and assortment building processes.

  1. Job Learning (Seasonal Strategy):

  • Learn to create a seasonal strategy in collaboration with planning in order to plan the product assortment, spend allocation, supplier plan and marketing focus for the season, to achieve the company’s strategic objectives.

  1. Job Learning (Assortment Building):

  • Learn to prepare and present a well-considered product assortment according to the seasonal strategy.

  1. Booking:

  • Ensure orders are captured on the system in time to ensure our buying critical path process is adhered to.

what are the requirements?

  • Diploma/Degree in Fashion Design, Clothing Management, Interior Design, Clothing Production or Textiles

  • 0-1 Year experience in Manufacturing (advantageous).

  • Knowledge of garment construction, fabrics, fibres & quality.

  • Mathematical skills.

  • Negotiation & presentation skills.

about us

The People’s Value Champion | Cash-Based | Omni-Channel | Fashion-Value Retailer

The Mr Price Group retails in more than 1400 stores in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Africa through our 8-trading divisions Mr Price, Mr Price Home, Mr Price Sport, Mr Price Money, Miladys, Sheet Street, Power Fashion and Yuppie Chef.

Closing date: 27 March 2022

Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.

Please note: All applicants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at the time of application or if necessary undertake, to receive a second vaccination in accordance with Company policy, before permanent employment is confirmed.

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