Private Label and Imports Senior Buyer

Cape Town
Posted 2 years ago

The purpose of the Senior Buyer role is to execute the buying strategy through the planning, selection and procurement of a range of products within a private label and imports category that results in the achievement of profitability goals and targets.


The Senior Buyer directs all aspects of the buying process for the private label and imports category, creating a compelling assortment that meets financial targets and supports brand objectives.


The role further ensures sales growth and increase in gross margins by considering market trends and customer demand in terms of price, quality and availability when making purchasing decisions. The Senior Buyer works collaboratively with suppliers, category, marketing and store operations teams to execute the buying strategy, ensuring a consistent customer experience and aligned execution of pricing, promotions, ranging, display and layout.


Job Objectives

  • Product Ranging and Pricing
  • Sourcing, Negotiations and Inventory Management
  • Performance and Reporting
  • Relationship Management
  • Marketing, Promotions and Customer Insights
  • People Management and Coaching



  • Degree or Diploma in Business, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, or a related field – (essential)



  • Experience in a buying role, with demonstrable experience directing all aspects of the buying process for a private label and/or imports category in a large retail organisation
  • Proven experience with sourcing and supplier management along with complex vendor / supplier negotiations


Knowledge and Skills 

  • Solid understanding of supply chain concepts, processes and systems
  • Comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing a product’s cost and selling prices
  • Strong knowledge of commercial and financial trade-offs in category sales
  • Understanding of the retail value chain and profitability drivers
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office 365 with advanced Excel skills


Deadline for applications is 2022/05/30

For more information, call Jacqueline Jacks on 072 487 3387 or send your CV to

Job Features

Job CategoryDigital Marketing, Marketing, Merchandising

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