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Job Title Merchant Assistant
Location Cape Town,ZA
Organization Name Truworths Head Office
Company Description
Truworths aims to be recognised as an employer of choice in fashion retailing and continues to invest in its people to ensure sustainable performance and business continuity. The Group’s values define the way in which management interacts with employees and also guide human resource practices. These values are incorporated in everyday working life at Truworths, from recruitment to training and development, employee relations and recognition programmes. Through regular performance appraisals, management not only measures performance against goals, but also monitors how employees are acting in accordance with these values.

At Truworths, you'll find a dynamic business environment where our staff are constantly challenged to reinvent the way we do business in order to keep us at the forefront of the South African fashion industry. Take a walk through our stores or offices and you'll encounter an infectious love of fashion and a tangible will to succeed among the people who make up our business – both of which are key to keeping us at least one step ahead of the competition.

‘I am totally committed to Truworths because I am always encouraged to offer innovative ideas which contribute to the ultimate purpose of Truworths. As a result Truworths is generous in recognising my role as an effective team member.’

In the words of our CEO, Michael Mark, "The theme is's all about fashion. This straightforward concept is a powerful reminder about what Truworths is all about – fashion." (Annual Financial Statement)

Brief Description
We have an exciting opportunity available for somebody who is keen to work with a dynamic team, where innovation is the key to success.
Key Responsibilities
Ø  Systems, processes and general administration:
·            Timeously prepare samples for meetings;
·            Maintain an efficient filing system;
·            Ensure consistent approach to admin within the department;
·            Make suggestions for improvements.
Ø  Sample Control:
·      Ensure samples are provided to the relevant parties timeously (Supplier, Buyer, QA);
·      Maintain fit rails;
·      Co-ordinate the movement of samples between departments;
·      Maintain an organised archive area.

Ø  Matric;
Ø  Computer literate (Word, Excel and Outlook);
Ø  A sense of urgency with high energy;
Ø  Attention to detail;
Ø  Friendly, team orientated nature;
Ø  Good communication skills;
Ø  Positive and enthusiastic approach;
Ø  Organised and systematic,;
Ø  Deadline driven and pro-active;
Ø  Ability to work in a pressurised environment.

Reward strategies are aimed at attracting, motivating and retaining employees and at promoting a sustainable high performance culture within the business. Remuneration practices are closely linked to the Group’s business philosophy, purpose, values and vision and to the achievement of Group, team and individual performance objectives.

Truworths is committed to transformation and meeting objectives of the Employment Equity Act. Meeting our employment equity goals and targets will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions.

Favourable consideration will be given to people living with disabilities.

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