Datafin

Product Developer/Buyer (Franschhoek)

Product/Project management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
PLAY a critical role in the development, sourcing and management of Homeware, Garden & Kids ranges of our client, nestled in the picturesque Franschhoek wine valley, seeking your ambition and innovative thinking to be its next Project Developer/Buyer. Your role will also include Range building, stock management, margin and sales. You will require a suitable Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years’ experience within a Retail / Commerce / eCommerce environment, preferably with a lifestyle brand and solid knowledge about product development: materials, print, techniques, etc.
You will also a head for numbers as you will be working alongside the Finance team for margin calculations and supplier costings.
 
DUTIES:
  • Product development, sourcing, research and management.
  • Range building.
  • Stock management, margin, sales.
  • Supplier Management.
  • Product education and training.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree.
 
Experience/Skills –
  • 5 Years’ experience within a Retail / Commerce / eCommerce environment, preferably with a lifestyle brand.
  • Adequate knowledge about product development: materials, print, techniques, etc.
  • You are interested in homeware and garden-related products.
  • Strong numerical skills to work alongside the Finance team for margin calculations and supplier costings.
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Fully computer literate.
  • Own transport.
 
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Fluent in written and spoken Afrikaans and English.
  • Forward-thinking and look ahead with innovative ideas, identifying new opportunities and trends.
  • An eye for detail and style.
  • Honest and diligent with a strong work ethic.
  • Take pride in your work and get things done.
  • A problem-solver.
  • Can negotiate.
  • A self-starter and an independent worker with a willingness to keep learning.
  • Able to work in a big team with different personalities. 
  • Thrive in an environment where things move quickly and change often.