Ackermans Stores Is Recruiting Buyer’s Assistant



Ackermans Stores Is Recruiting Buyer’s Assistant

Ackermans is a Southern African value retailer and stockists of affordable ladies & children’s clothing, footwear, cellular products and general merchandise

Our Buying Team is looking for a resilient and hard-working team player to provide effective and accurate administrative and general assistance to the Buyer. If you are self-motivated, passionate about performance and have the high energy level required for this fast-paced, exciting and dynamic retail environment, consider this to be an opportunity to invest and grow your career.


• A Grade12/Matric certificate (Essential).
• A relevant tertiary qualification in Administration or related field would be a definite advantage.
• Proficiency in the latest Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Knowledge and Skills

• We are looking for someone who:
• Communicates effectively both within, as well as outside the Company
• Builds and maintain relationships
• Resilient and maintain high levels of drive and initiative under pressure
• Prioritise and be Assertive
• Work independently, as well as be a team player
• 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
• Has a strong service & detail orientation
• Is able to be “hands on” when the buyer is travelling


• Previous experience (preferably 2 years) in an Administrative or Buyer’s Assistant role (preferably in a Retail/Buying environment).
• Proficiency in the latest Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Key Responsibilities

1. 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

2. 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

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

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Interested applicants should apply here

Closing date: 2019/04/12

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