• Closing Date: 2022/04/18
  • Reference Number: SHO220411-1
  • Job Title: Buyers Assistant
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location – Country: South Africa

Purpose of the Job

The Buyers Assistant will assist the Buyer with effectively capturing buying-related data on the buying system. Handle all captured data-related queries from customers, suppliers, and sales team through the efficient and effective execution of all operational and administrative functions related to the buying process. We are digitally transforming the business, and in doing so, are looking for highly talented people to join our ecommerce team and shape the face of online shopping.

Job Objectives

  • 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.
  • The role works collaboratively with the Buyer and Buying team to ensure commercial targets are met and requires a highly organized and detail orientated individual with good energy and drive to deliver on expectations and get things done.
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  • Grade 12 certificate – (essential)


2+ years’ experience in a similar capacity or role, executing administrative functions and support related to the buying, ecommerce or planning process

Knowledge and Skills

  • Exposure to a buying environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office 365 with well-developed excel skills to prepare detailed spreadsheets using formulas
  • Exposure to SAP Buying / Retail
  • Verbal and written Communication Skills
  • Computer literacy – SAP
  • Retail Administrative Skills
  • Data Capturing
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Problem Solving Skills

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