TFG Vacancies 2024 Bloemfontein – Buying Manager Totalsports

Website The Foschini Group - TFG

Job Description:

Then join our commitment to inspire & unlock potential by making sport & fitness accessible to everyone.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish and/or develop sustainable supplier relationships for TS own brand
  • Margin management and reporting, as well as managing imports and Forex
  • Support the buying team in building trend-led ranges within range/price architecture
  • Partner with key international brands to land our technical run, train and football offering
  • Drive and develop the performance of the team with a view to optimise delivery and achievement of objectives whilst effectively managing performance issues or concerns
  • Maximise all business opportunities
  • On boarding of new suppliers and product ranges creating an endless sporting goods aisle
  • Lead and develop a buying team to conceptualise and implement the merchandise strategy for TS own brand in relevant categories
  • Maximise opportunity in team sports categories
  • Lead the Footwear, Team sport and Equipment teams
  • Continue to find growth opportunities in wearable tech and impulse
  • Ensure reliable source of supply through sound processes
  • Ensure successful execution of product / range strategy in store and online in collaboration with suppliers, store operations, planning, marketing and logistics teams
  • Negotiate terms with suppliers in line with overall margin, service and quality targets

Job Requirements:

  • Delivering to aggressive deadlines, incl. problem solving
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years working experience at a management level, incl. people / team management
  • Persuading and influencing internal and external stakeholders
  • Drive a merchandise strategy by demonstrating innovative and creative thinking
  • Strong written and verbal communication at all levels of organisation
  • Analytical ability to effectively evaluate and drive functional KPIs, incl. sales growth, PIS, CSOH, input- and maintained margins, stock turn, clearance
  • Building and maintaining strategic supplier relationships
  • Minimum 10 years relevant buying / merchandise experience is essential
  • Passionate about the belief that sport changes lives – we’re the #HomeOfSport
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Leadership and people management abilities

Job Details:

Company: The Foschini Group – TFG

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Bloemfontein, Free State, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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