Thursday , February 22 2024

Takealot Careers – Designate Buyer (Electronics)

Website Takealot

Job Description:

takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Designate Buyer to join our team in Cape Town.

We’re a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the Department Manager to drive an aligned category strategy
  • Execute on the department strategy/ tactical plan with the direction of the department manager & Division Manager
  • Plan to develop and drive growth across the department in sales, brands, suppliers and new product listings
  • Source and prioritize new brands and suppliers according to this growth plan and in line with market trends and consumer demand
  • Deliver against key financial and service level performance indicators within the department (sales, margin, listings availability, stock cover etc.)
  • Support in managing and developing supplier relationships, negotiate good prices, improve trading terms and manage suppliers according to strict SLAs
  • Manage the approved promotional programme, source great product and manage site merchandising for the department
  • Support the operations team in delivering a world-class customer experience – monitor department returns, support the customer service team on product queries and resolving any customer complaints
  • Manage stock and availability (including replenishment orders, stock cover)
  • Deliver on customer experience within the department (ensuring products are delivered on time, supplier terms are aligned, product quality is managed etc.)

Job Requirements:

  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude; self-motivated
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, ability to use data to inform decisions, identify the root cause and resolve problem
  • Strong product and buying planning skills
  • Ability to manage priorities according to clear prioritization and structured planning
  • Ability to build lasting supplier relationships and manage according to SLAs (existing industry networks a plus)
  • Comfortable with change and excellent team player
  • Passionate about the industry and the potential of e-commerce
  • Understanding of the key business drivers within online retail
  • Bachelor’s degree (Business Science or Commerce degree preferable)
  • 2 years related Retail / Commerce experience
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Retail buying/e-commerce experience preferable but not an absolute requirement
  • Existing industry networks a significant plus
  • Proven track record of negotiation skills and strong relationship management
  • Strong knowledge of Sport Buying

Job Details:

Company: Takealot

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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