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4 Jun 2022

PermanentJob Vacancy for Fashion Buyer Wanted

Latitude Resource – Posted by JobPlace24 Albertinia, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job Vacancy for Fashion Buyer Wanted

Location: Garden Route
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: Latitude Resource
Job Title: Job Vacancy for Fashion Buyer Wanted

Vacancy Details

An established and rapidly expanding local and international apparel and fashion business is seeking to permanently employ a Men’s Fashion & Apparel Buyer in either their Cape Town, Johannesburg or George office. This is an excellent opportunity to work with established and international fashion and apparel brands.


  • Analysing business and fashion trends in order to keep up with the latest developments and needs regarding merchandise
  • Regularly reviewing the patterns, volumes and trends regarding merchandise sales
  • Forecasting and developing plans to ensure adequate stock levels, reacting to changes in demand and keeping logistical restraints in mind
  • Meeting with suppliers, establishing business relationships and negotiating the terms of contract.
  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products.
  • Liaising with other teams within the brand to ensure that specific projects are completed within requirements
  • Attending trade fairs, locally and overseas, to select and assemble a new collection of products
  • Participates in the brand’s promotional activities as and when required
  • Compiling business reports & sales forecasts, and analysing the sales figures
  • Liaising with the retail store staff to ensure that the product range as well as the volume supply meets the retail outlets’ demand
  • Researching customer trends and obtaining merchandise feedback from customers Training and mentoring junior staff


  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • A tertiary qualification in fashion, clothing & textiles or relative discipline would be an advantage
  • Commercial degree in retail or business will be a distinct advantage
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Experience within the apparel and fashion industry is a must
  • Demonstrated and strong interest in and commitment to this area of the retailing business
  • Possess excellent administrative and analytical skills
  • A high level of creative flair and the ability to generate good ideas is required
  • The ability to successfully work as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to make sound decisions
  • The ability to cope with the pressure of meeting demanding business targets and working to tight deadlines
  • Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to get along with a wide range of people
  • Must possess tenacity and a determination to succeed
  • A high level of industrial/commercial awareness
  • The ability to multi-task, excellent communication skills, be confident, have a flair for negotiation, be able to influence people and network
  • Salary – R25k to R35k, dependent on skills and experience.


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