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Truworths offers a variety of careers in retail in Store Operations, Head Office, Credit Services and Distribution.


The role of a fashion buyer is to develop the best product, at the best price, and ensure that this product goes into stores at the correct time to offer our customers the latest fashion. Working together in teams to deliver the fashionable product to store, the buyer needs to drive fashion creativity that meets the needs of the South African customer at affordable prices.

Are you a graduate all about fashion? As a Trainee Buyer, you will be trained to take on the challenge of giving our customers the hottest fashion looks! You will be required to interpret fashion trends for the South African market - developing, sourcing and procuring garments for our leading edge fashion brands.

Key Skills

    Creative and conceptual input
    Develop fashion ranges that are fashion forward to meet our customers needs
    Product design and construction
    Combine trend information with commercial awareness
    Constant product analysis
    Optimising relationships with suppliers
    Managing budgets


The role of a planner is to forecast the sales for the forthcoming season based on previous season's history as well as the upcoming trends. They work closely with the buyers to ensure that there is a correct balance of merchandise bought so that the customer has a variety of products to choose from in stores at any particular time.

Numerical and lateral thinking play a large part in the role of a planner, together with good communication skills and an ability to analyse information.

Job Description

If you are a born trader, love being the power behind the money and want to play a strategic role in the success of a business, with a real desire and drive to pursue a career in the competitive world of fashion retailing, then you should consider embarking on a career on as a Trainee Planner. As a Trainee Planner, you will work with one of our Buying and Planning teams, utilizing that latest technology and systems in merchandise planning.

Key Skills

    Business analysis
    Sales forecasting
    Stock management
    Margin and markdown management
    Developing and monitoring the financial plans that support product ranges
    Strategic input on product
    Optimising merchandise performance

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