Skye Careers: Brentwood Buyer

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POSITION: Brentwood Buyer

REPORTS TO: Emerging Brands Executive





  • Matric
  • Relevant diploma or degree in Textiles/Design/Clothing Purchasing
  • 3 – 5 years’ design or buying experience in Men’s Footwear, Apparel & Accessories
  • 3 – 5 years sourcing & product development experience (not selecting)
  • Design or range compilation experience in Men’s Footwear Apparel & Accessories (desirable)
  • Analytical & Excel skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Honesty, integrity and good work ethics
  • Dependability
  • Be self-motivated
  • High energy levels

Some of the key performance areas will include the following:

  • Ensure that brand positioning, differentiation market segmentation and pricing is in line with merchandise strategies
  • Effective and thorough presentation of seasonal collections in reviews, laydowns and post seasonal
  • Ensure that the Business Units Executive is kept up to date on all progress
  • Analyze Good & Bad sellers weekly & present monthly
  • Assessment of proto samples and fit samples together with QA
  • Following dates as set out on the Critical path
  • Utilization of seasonal buy plans and Master
  • Conducts store visits
  • Delivery tracking
  • Collaboration with the sales reps to gain relevant market feedback
  • Ensure input margins are in line
  • Monitor Stock levels
  • Monitor departmental expenses
  • Adhering to international buy cycles as set the relevant brand
  • Investigate procurement with direct suppliers internationally
  • Cross costing to ensure most competitive prices
  • Attend supplier meetings
  • Implement trading terms, service level agreements, contracts and compliance documents as per Skye objectives
  • Build and maintain strategic supplier relationships
  • Ensure exposure and up to date with the latest trends through use of internet, tradeshows, magazines and travel
  • Build and maintain strategic supplier relationships
  • Assessment of proto samples and fit samples together with QA
  • Prioritizes work effectively and efficiently takes responsibility for own actions and accountability for his or her work
  • Effective and Efficient communication with stakeholders
  • Keep management up to date with relevant information

Please note only candidates with the relevant experience and who meet the criteria should apply. Only qualified candidates are encouraged to apply with an updated resume to

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