We are looking for Buyer for UAE
To drive sales through product category planning and execution of strategic product sourcing, procurement and promotional plans, as well as, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, managing inventory controls and working closely with suppliers to ensure profitability goals are met for the assigned category.
Key Job Responsibilities include but not restricted to
Key Performance Area 1: Business Performance
•To achieve the sales / gross profit / Inventory objectives for the assigned category.
•To achieve divisional business objectives for In-store advertising & promotional area concessions.
•Negotiate annual contracts and business terms with suppliers for the assigned merchandise category.
•Negotiate promotional items for the merchandise sales promotional calendar with suppliers.
•Ensuring that the buying assistants communicate with suppliers on a regular basis to update price lists, claim price compensations.
•Control the reordering process executed by the buying assistants.
•To evaluate merchandise assortment and plan introduction of new lines/phasing out of discontinued lines on a regular basis.
•Analysis & implementation of cost management for each store through careful & appropriate allocation of product mix, merchandise & promoters/merchandisers via successful negotiation with suppliers.
Key Performance Area 2: Customer Focus
•Assist the management in planning a customer centric layout for the assigned merchandise division.
•Support pre- & post sales services by coordinating with suppliers with the goal of achieving the targeted CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) Levels.
•Conduct periodic tours in the stores to get first hand information about customer requirements in terms of products/trends.
•Maximizing customer satisfaction level to go beyond their expectation by timely and desirable actions, monitoring customer complaints, providing efficient services via supplier coordination /relationship.
Key Performance Area 3: People Development
•As a team leader for the division, to lead the coordination with all stores, suppliers, & the warehouse for consolidation of purchase orders, stocks transfers and ensure timely availability of products as per store needs with the support of the Buying Assistant.
•As an Initiator/leader for the promotional items campaign, to coordinate, lead the store sales team & marketing division to effectively merchandise the products and ensure that it is correctly displayed, priced & visually merchandised.
•Lead by example to ensure that staff are motivated and develop a professional retail work environment.
•Imparting / organizing training programs for achieving pre planned business targets.
•Leading, training & monitoring the performance of the buying assistant & the store staff to ensure efficiency in operations and meeting of his category & store targets.
Key Performance Area 4: Quality Excellence
•Work according to the set business operating procedures as well as suggest improvements for the assigned division.
•Adherence to company policies, code of conduct, disciplinary procedures.
•Be the ambassador for best business practices, ethics and code of conduct and ensure that business is conducted with uncompromising honesty and integrity while dealing with internal and external customers