Mr price looking for trainee buyer 2020/2021

trainee buyer is needed at Mr price house grade 12 is the entry level qualification for apply for this position.

Are you a creative, organized individual with good negotiation & presentation skills who has a desire to grow into a buying role?
We are hiring Trainee Buyers within our Apparel, Home and Sport retailers for 2021.

Purpose of trainee buyer

Your purpose as a Trainee Buyer is to learn the merchant processes and develop key knowledge and skills to manage a designated portfolio. As trainee buyer you must be able to learn on the job , and assist with problem solving as required.


  • Grade 12 or Matric Certificate
  • A completed Diploma/Degree in Interior or Fashion Design, Textile Design, Clothing Management, Consumer Science
  • A year’s experience in clothing / textile manufacturing is advantageous
  • Appetite for learning, eye for fashion

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Apply your learning of the knowledge and skills by demonstrating awareness of the factors which influence the way we perform in current trade, manage opportunities and risks considering the impact of competitors on our business. 
  • Sample Management entails managing your dept. samples from Fits, through to Pre-Production samples (PPS’s) ensuring accurate records are maintained 
  • Learn on the job how to create a seasonal strategy and assortment building 
  • The seasonal strategy entails working with Planner to plan the product assortment, spend allocation, supplier plan, and marketing focus for the season, to achieve the company’s goals 
  • Assortment building is preparing and presenting a well-considered product assortment according to the seasonal strategy 
  • Ensure orders are captured on the system in time to ensure our buying path process is adhered to

How to apply

online application

Important note: Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.

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