Thursday, 3 January 2019

3 x Trainee Buyer Opportunity at Ackermans

Ackermans is searching for our next Top Talent. Based at our Kuils River Support Centre, Trainee Buyers will learn how to interpret trends and build fashion ranges to merchandise in over 700 stores across 6 countries.

Ackermans is South Africa’s beloved household brand for 101 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.

Just 2 positions are available on our industry renowned Trainee Buyer Programme which has already graduated dozens of highly successful Buyers.

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.

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 travel the world to 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 2019 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


In terms of the Company policy for appointments and promotions, preference will be given to candidates who will enhance the diversity of the team and contribute to employment equity within the Company provided that the competencies and minimum requirements for the position have been met.

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