Reports to: Store Manager

Supervises: Grocery Supervisor and other minor departments

Main objectives: Assist in effective store purchasing and pricing.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Monitor sales data and stock levels.
  • Anticipate consumer trends and determines quantity, style and quality of goods to be purchased.
  • Interview sales representatives/commercial travellers, visit showrooms and undertake buying missions.
  • Inspect, compare and select goods within the agreed expenditure level.
  • Negotiate with suppliers on prices, credit terms, discounts for quantity and arrange delivery schedules.
  • Responsible for department results and accurate annual departmental stock-take.
  • Decide how best to advertise goods and may price items for resale.
  • Maintain and update cost and price information.

Typical qualifications and experience: Three to five years in sales and related areas.