CLOSING DATE: 09 JULY 2023
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).
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
We are looking for someone who:
Communicates effectively both within, as well as outside the Company
Builds and maintain relationships
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
To execute all administration relating to the procurement process:
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
Suppliers queries, answering phones, mark-downs & general administration
To communicate and follow-up effectively with all relevant internal and external customers/role/key relationships