Trainee Buyer during 2015, Exact
The graduate programme has been an incredible experience. It has taught me that being a great buyer is not just about working hard but also about the relationships you foster and learning how to work as part of a team. The programme developed my interpersonal skills and improved my ability to build relationships and engage with key people both inside and outside of our business. The best part of it all is that the TFG graduate programme focuses on the holistic development of an individual and is flexible enough to satisfy both the requirements of the business and the developmental needs of the graduate.
On 30 October 2015, a group of TFG Graduates visited Sive Nathi Licensed Home where they spent an afternoon filled with laughter, bubbles, marshmal
TFG’s trendsetting creatives, the buying team starts by developing product buying strategies - informed by fashion and market trends and a deep understanding of our customers. The team guides designers, selects merchandise and negotiates contractual terms. Working here gives you excellent insight into how retailers turn trends and ideas into products on shelves.
Planning is the business of fashion, impacting every level of the buying cycle. Our planners liaise with the buying team, management, operational staff and suppliers. Planning responsibilities also include analysis of customer activity and forecasting of sales, control of purchases, formulating budgets, and planning the distribution of merchandise according to store requirements. Working here will give you an incomparable understanding of just how our business works.
Marketing creates and executes marketing strategies to create brand awareness, keep our customers informed and drive turnover. Branding activities include all visual representation and advertising on various channels for each brand, as well as Public Relations, digital marketing & social media communication. Marketing also researches trends in the local and global market, ensuring TFG’s stays ahead and maintains a competitive position in the retail sector. Getting involved in marketing allows you to understand how a company presents itself and manages its relationship with the public.
TFG’s IT division provides innovative, strategic and cost-effective technical solutions and professional services to TFG and its subsidiaries. With a robust strategy focusing on People, Process and Technology, we offer a host of IT graduate opportunities across a wide range of areas, from store-based technologies through to merchandise and logistics planning systems, to Business Intelligence systems. Our exciting IT career paths include Software Development, Project Management, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance and IT Leadership. Spend time in IT and you’ll see just what it takes to keep TFG’s vast array of processes and systems in tip-top condition and future proof.
When it comes to people, there isn’t anything the HR team doesn’t know or do. HR looks after TFG’s human capital, and is responsible for identifying, attracting, developing and retaining top talent. HR provides employee solutions that fit in with the country’s legislation, contribute to business priorities, and support the values TFG holds dear. Join human resources and find out how a company can get the most out of its workforce, and give the most back.