Identity is a multi-faceted business, with many different departments, offering diverse career opportunities.
The role of a buyer is to select 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. Not only do you need to have a flair for fashion but also an ability to work together in a team to deliver the product to the customer. Together with an understanding of the South African customer and retail competitors these skills are combined to offer the Identity customer the latest fashion offering at an affordable price.
Do you dream of one day shopping in New York, London or Paris to make sure that fashionable South Africans feel confident and are dressed to impress? If so, embarking on a career as a trainee buyer is definitely for you! more
A trainee buyer lives, breathes, eats and sleeps fashion. As part of a dynamic buying and planning team at our Cape Town head office, you will be trained to take on the challenge of giving our customers the look they want.
A tertiary qualification in fashion design (or a related qualification or experience), plus creative flair, a commercial eye, excellent organisational ability, well-developed interpersonal skills and an absolute passion for fashion are essentials for success in this career.
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.
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 as a Trainee Planner. more
Situated at our head office in Cape Town, you will work with one of our buying and planning teams, utilising the latest technology and systems in merchandise planning. A degree/diploma or related experience involving proven numerical, analytical, lateral thinking, coupled with excellent communication and problem solving skills, are essentials for success in this career.
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