Takealot Superbalist Senior Buyer - Apartment Jobs in South Africa

Takealot Superbalist Senior Buyer - Apartment Jobs in South Africa

  • Superbalist.com is a fast growing online fashion business based in South Africa.

  • We’re obsessive about our high performance yet collaborative culture, and are looking for leaders to join our team.

  • We think big, move fast, take ownership and are used to winning.

  • We’re lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who are experts in their field, working together to create a world class brand.

    We’re looking for people who

  • are decisive

  • are continuously learning & improving
    think big

  • are proactive

  • obsess about the customer and the customer experience

  • are accountable

  • collaborate

  • are trustworthy, approachable and open minded

  • simplify processes and solve complexity
    If that sounds exciting to you, then you may be right for Superbalist, and ready to help us build SA’s biggest and best fashion retailer.


  • As a Senior Buyer you will contribute to the continued growth of Superbalist as manager of a number of categories within a department whilst managing members of the team.

  • Your primary accountability is to build balanced range assortments, negotiating the best price and securing the right depth to deliver a desirable fashion offer targeted at a millennial customer.

    The Role

  • Be accountable for ensuring the Superbalist Customer is at the heart of everything that we do.

  • Work with seasonal trend guides using internal as well as external resources to deliver the best of fast fashion that drives sales growth, and also entrenches Superbalist as the fashion authority in South Africa.

  • Always be ahead of the competition and be the first to market by closely and obsessively monitoring global and
    local markets via social media, in-house tools, local competitive shopping and general web browsing.

  • Collaborate closely with your retail planner to create balanced assortments in the right depth across the right items to optimise sell-through .

  • Confidently compile and present quarterly product strats, range reviews and post seasonals to retail heads, supported by sales, customer and trend data.

  • Manage the product process from design, briefing, development and sealing to go live on site.

  • Build and maintain strong supplier relationships to negotiate best price, great value offers and exclusive stock and brands

  • Analyse and interpret data continuously to drive the right purchasing decisions; be adaptable and nimble enough to ensure all actions and reactions meet the demands of the customer.

  • Monitor stock, sales, margin and assortment to ensure delivery of KPI’s.

  • Compile weekly trade feedback reports and present to your manager every Monday.

  • Support the customer team in delivering a world class customer experience in product delivery & service.

  • Manage and mentor buyers and assistant buyers within your team, creating a cohesive , results driven environment to support optimal performance and personal development.

    Key Requirements

  • Matric (grade 12) exemption

  • Relevant Diploma or Degree in Fashion, Marketing, Design, BSC or BComm

  • 8+ years’ experience in retail, preferably within ecommerce, and 3 years experience in furniture buying specifically.

  • 2+ years’ experience in managing a small team

  • Competency in MS Office packages specifically in excel

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of retail maths

  • Proven ability in analytics & logical interpretation of data

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot Superbalist Senior Buyer - Apartment Jobs in South Africa

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