POSITION: BUYER (C4) DEPARTMENT: BUYING LOCATION: CAPE TOWN PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To source and compile a range of commodities by ensuring that the commodities are acceptable to the PEP Africa consumer market. The commodities selected must contribute to the profit margin and price points of PEP Africa, in accordance with the departmental directive. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Range building (product sourcing & range development) Sales and style performance to plan PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) Supplier management (sourcing and loading) Manage FOB inflation Product & strategy determination Product order management (administration) Budget management and OTB control Research target market and competitiveness Ad-hoc assignments and projects as required JOB INCUMBENT REQUIREMENTS Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. Consumer Science, Clothing, Purchasing Management) 3 years’ experience as a fully-fledged Buyer Computer Literacy - advanced MS Office and Google Workspace Willingness to travel to and within Africa; China; USA and Europe Excellent planning, organizing and time management skills Ability to multi-task and to deal with complexities, use initiative to solve problems South African Citizen Competencies required: Honesty, Passion and Resourcefulness; Planning, Organizing and Control; Good communication skills; Building and maintaining relationships; Detail orientation; Problem Assessment; Analytical, Creative, Stress tolerance; Confidence & Decisiveness. Closing date: 8 December 2023 To apply, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date of this position, please regard your application as being unsuccessful. PEP Africa strives for equal opportunity in terms of its employment equity guidelines.