Ackermans is South Africa’s beloved household brand for more than 100 years and a leading value retailer whose success is built on a purpose of Bringing Value to Life for our customers, employees and their communities. We are on the lookout for Trainee Buyers will learn how to interpret trends and build fashion ranges to merchandise over 800 stores across 6 countries. Trainees are paid to learn! Working in team you will gain exposure to every aspect of value retail – from Buying, Planning and Marketing to Supply Chain and Store Operations to name but a few. Our industry renowned Trainee Buyer Programme which has already graduated dozens of highly successful Buyers. Expect to be coached by the industry’s most successful professionals, who will help you acquire the business skills you need to run a multi-million rand portfolio as if it was your own business. Successful graduates will Bring Value to Life for millions of South African’s each day. Your fashion qualification and retail experience could give you the opportunity of a lifetime as an Ackermans 2020 Trainee Buyer.
A degree / diploma in Fashion Design, Clothing Production or similar gives you entry to the race / a good start to the race
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Additional retail experience will set you apart, including experience with suppliers, in manufacturing, or retail stores You absolutely MUST LOVE FASHION Strong work ethic, resilience and a hunger to learn and be the best will get you through this programme successfully