Ackermans Is Hiring: Buyer’s Assistant – Western Cape, South Africa


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This advert is not for an existing vacancy, but should you meet the requirements we would love to explore your interest in Ackermans and the possibility of future positions which could come up.

We are looking for a resilient and hard-working team player to provide effective and accurate administrative and general assistance to the Buyer/s.


A Grade12/Matric certificate (Essential).

A relevant tertiary qualification in Administration or related field would be an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Previous experience (preferably 2 years) in an Administrative or Buyer’s Assistant role (preferably in a Retail/Buying environment).


We are looking for someone who:

Communicates effectively both within, as well as outside the Company

Builds and maintain relationships

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Proficiency in the latest Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

An understanding of the Clothing Retail Cycle & Buying process

Prioritise and be Assertive

Is proactive, deadline driven and flexible to adapt to change

Has sound planning, organizing and time management skills

Is fast and accurate with regards to processing and checking detail

Is able to be “hands on” when the buyer is travelling

Key Responsibilities
To execute all administration relating to the procurement process:

Tendering processes

Preparation of discussion documents

Capture & monitor purchase orders

Style cards & sample management

Assist with managing on-time delivery by following-up on all samples

To provide general assistance to the Buyer/s with:

Preparation of business plans (i.e. samples)

Preparation for all merchandise related activities that require product to be pulled, sorted, ordered and hung

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Suppliers queries, answering phones, mark-downs & general administration

To communicate and follow-up effectively with all relevant internal and external customers/role/key relationships

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