Buyers assistant vacancy at Foschini

Foschini is now hiring, we are looking for 23 people to fill the Buyers assistant positions in various jobs around South Africa, Applicants who are interested in this job advertisement must be willing to work on a full-time basis and should apply as soon as possible to be considered

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Position Description:

As a Buyer’s Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  •  Administratively supporting all aspects of the buying process.
  •  Ensuring timeous placement of orders onto the purchasing system.
  •  Maintaining a control system for the sample room.
  •  Compiling, balancing, and updating spreadsheets and reports.
  •  Maintaining quality assurance control and audit of samples.
  •  Building constructive and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.
  •  All preparations prior to presentations
  •  General office administration and ad hoc duties as required by the department.

The successful candidate must:

  •  Be highly organized, numerate, and have exceptional coordination ability
  •  Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to build and maintain working relationships incl. being helpful and assisting where necessary in the department.
  •  Show initiative, be pro-active, enthusiastic, and self-motivated
  •  Have high energy levels
  •  Have the ability to multi-task and be flexible
  •  Excel in a pressurized environment
  •  Have a problem-solving approach to work
  •  Able to work with a large workload and remain efficient
  •  Must be able to work with a team
  •  Must possess a positive attitude
  •  Have a minimum of a Matric Qualification
  •  Have a working knowledge of Ms. Word and Excel (PMM and buyer plan would be advantageous)
  •  Previous experience as a Buyer’s Assistant is required

Candidates from defined categories under the Employment Equity Act shall receive preference, but not exclusively. Please make sure your HR department and line manager are aware of your application.

Employees Discounts

Our employees enjoy a range of discounts on merchandise at a multitude of TFG brands both online and in-store. Employee Well-being is important to us therefore TFG provides employees with a 24/7 Helpline for counseling support. Employees have the option of making flexible contributions to TFG’s Retirement Fund.TFG has an in-house Medical Scheme offering employees and their immediate families access to comprehensive medical care at reduced costs. In order to help our employees develop their talents for roles at our head office and across all of our brands in all locations, we provide a wide range of learning and development options, including internships, learnerships, skill development, academic programs, and bursaries.

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