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Buyers Assistant: Poetry Homeware - Head Office

The Poetry team are currently searching for a Buyer’s Assistant within the Homeware division to assist the buyer with product / sample management and administrative duties. The successful candidate should be self-motivated, thrive under pressure, and have a keen eye for detail.

Job requirements: 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Sample management which includes
    • sample requests & follow up,
    • sample preparation for reviews;
    • sample handover to online photography & marketing; and
    • sample room organization
  • Tracking & following up on approvals & preproduction sample submission
  • Update product lists & reports with correct imagery & information
  • Online product management
    • ensure all products submitted to photography are uploaded onto the product image library
    • ensuring that products are successfully loaded online by the launch date


  • Matric and relevant tertiary qualification (advantageous)
  • Computer literate and Microsoft Office Proficiency
  • Product / Homeware knowledge (advantageous)
  • The ability to multitask would be a main requirement

Competencies required:

  • Time management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An effective team player
  • Results & solution driven
  • Resilient & tenacious with high energy levels in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time, maintain high levels of drive & initiative under pressure
  • Detail-orientated & accurate
  • Proactive, innovative, passionate, committed, self-motivated, driven and trustworthy
  • Willing to go the extra mile

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Cape Union Mart


Cape Town CBD




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