Online Merchant - Foschini ECommerce - Contract - Cape Town

Job Description

Since 1925, Foschini has served generations of women, women whose involvement has been dramatic & remarkable as the world they’ve helped shape. The great-granddaughters, granddaughters and daughters of these women are the customers we now serve.If you want to be part of a movement of creators who are confident, lively and engaged, and have experience as an Online Merchant then we have an opportunity for you within our Foschini eCommerce team.As an Online Merchant, your responsibilities will be:Manage the flow of products onto the Foschini e-commerce website, including managing the samples, photography and images process.On a daily basis ensuring products are published to the site once it is in stock at OTD and navigable online.Manage and monitor monthly SOH (Stock on Hand) to meet sales targets and re-merchandise stock where it is not selling/over-selling.Weekly site audits and site maintenance (Out of stocks, updating New In and Sale categories)Ensuring product descriptions and attributes are written accurately with a customer-centric focus, as well as being in line with SEO requirements, and loaded onto the websites via Omni Product and BCC.Managing a communications, marketing and product launch calendar to ensure marketing, buyers and Omni Merchants are aligned.Curate and brief the design work on the site/s to ensure all the mailers, banners, artwork, promotions and inspiration is displayed in a manner that is both on-brand and positioned to drive the revenue on the site/s. Uncover creative ways to present the site/s in such a way to drive additional revenue and trade.Setting up online offers, loading creative and removing once promo ends.Liaising with the Omni IT support team regarding technological improvements.

Responsibilities + Skills

Excellent Excel skillsStrong potential for business acumen and merchant thinkingGood organizational and interpersonal skillsExcellent communication and negotiation skills


Comfortable with the use of and ability to learn new digital technologiesAbility to understand web analytics, tracking and reportingA resourceful and can-do attitude to all eventualities


Job Summary

  • Published on: Saturday, 29th February 2020
  • Designation: Online Merchant - Foschini eCommerce - Contract - Cape Town
  • industry: Retail
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Saturday, 29th February 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: The Foschini Group.
  • Address: Non-SA: + 27 21 938 7666
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • Customers may know The Foschini Group (TFG) by one of its many different brand names. The company, with more than a dozen trading divisions, is one of the largest apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings specialty retailers in South Africa, operating more than 1,500 stores. TFG's retail businesses include Foschini, Donna-Claire, Markham, Exact!, @home, and AmericanSwiss. The company also operates sports apparel and jewelry retail stores, and issues credit cards. Its Markham (men's apparel) and Foschini (women's apparel and accessories) retail outlets account for most of the company's revenue. Beyond South Africa, the company in recent years has expanded to Botswana, Namibia, and Swaziland.

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