Shoprite Is Hiring: Fixed Term Buyers Assistant -Red Star Cape Town

Closing Date: 09 April 2023

Purpose of the Job

We are looking for a Buyers Assistant to join our Buying team at Red Star Cape Town on a 6-month fixed term contract starting in July 2023.

The purpose of the role is to assist the Buyer with effectively capturing buying related data on the buying system. Handling all captured data related queries from customers, suppliers, and stores. Performing general administration functions to assist the Buyer. The role works collaboratively with the buying team to ensure commercial targets are met and requires a highly organized, detail-oriented person with good energy and drive to deliver on expectations

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Job Objectives
Accountable for:

Capturing buying-related data on the system.
Placing orders, processing purchase orders and invoices.
Handling administrative and data queries from vendors, suppliers, DC’s, and sales team.
Quality checking all information inputted and captured.
Filing of documents/information.
Capturing of data accurately and timeously.
Requesting supplier and promotion performance reports from systems as requested by Buyers.
Resolving sales queries (via e-mail and telephonic) professionally and accurately.
Providing a secretarial service to Buyers.
Assisting the buying team with the ecommerce offering, including sales, the selection of the online product range and the merchandising and promotion of this range.
Perform product data analysis, competitor and market research and recommend merchandising solutions to achieve customer experience and campaign objectives, as well as executing said solution.
Ensure digital channels are rich with content and enable customers to easily discover products within the catalogue.
Assist with the product catalogue and work with the product coordination teams to ensure the integrity of the product catalogue is maintained at all times.
Work closely with the buying and marketing teams in setting up promotions which maximise sales.
Report on predetermined KPI’s whereby the department and online site will be measured.
Resolving sales queries (via e-mail and telephonic) professionally and accurately.


Grade 12

2+ years’ experience in a similar capacity or role, executing administrative functions and support related to the buying, ecommerce or planning process.Knowledge and SkillsStrong administrative skillsExcellent attention to detailEffective communication skillsGood telephone etiquette

Exposure to SAP Buying / Retail

Ability to work under pressure

Proficiency with MS Office 365 with well-developed excel skills to prepare detailed spreadsheets using formulas

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