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Landmark Group

Posted on August 9, 2018

3 - 8 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

MBA/PG Diploma in Business Mgmt, Any Graduation. Any Anglophone National, Any European National, Indian

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1.Product Development
• Manage new product development process and approvals on the product development lifecycle
• Ensure Competitive price benchmarking as per industry margins standards
• Ensure to meet deadlines as per the marketing launch calendar & constantly update training manuals
• High customer focus; constant focus groups to understand customer needs
• Ensure all legal procedures are followed & maintain quality standards

2.Buying Budget & Planning:
• Determine buying requirements and formulate buying plan and budget for the assigned category
• Align the buying plan to the concept business plan and the merchandize strategy
• Help meet the profit targets by ensuring timely procurement of the category Merchandise
• Pursue cost reduction measures through centralized bulk buying and/ or selecting appropriate vendor mix

3.Vendor & Product Research
• Identify and leverage alternate buying & sourcing opportunities to ensure competitive edge by constant renegotiation
• Ensure effective communication, collation and follow-up on product requirements and findings obtained from the sales/store data
• Stay on top of the latest trends in buying and discuss the same with the department/category Manager from time to time to assess realignment of existing processes
• Gather information from Industry trade groups or through trade shows/market visits

4.Vendor & Order Management
• Place orders as per buying plan & ensure delivery as per Service Level Agreement
• Follow the reverse logistics guidelines to send the faulty / damaged goods back to the vendor
• Develop an adequate vendor base for the concept through active scouting and negotiation / renegotiation
• Build and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers and negotiate the best deals with them for procuring merchandise


Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Candidates from Tier-1 B-Schools will be preferred.

Job Experience
• 3+ years of buying experience in the category
• Knowledge of product range development
• Preferably, has exposure to GCC market

Required Leadership Skills
• Attitude – “Get Things Done”
• Clear Thinking | Simple Execution | Focused Approach
• Receptive to feedback and accepting of others viewpoints
• Maintains highly customer-centric approach
• Cultural Fit – Sense of purpose, Humility & Customer focused approach


Buyer Procurement Purchase Supply Chain Logistics Vendor Vendor Management Sourcing Buying

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Landmark Group

Our company is a highly profitable leading retailer of the GCC region has its presence in all 6 countries of GCC, Jordan, India and Pakistan has touched the lives of millions through its products and services. It currently operates over 900 stores across the Globe. In addition to its retail sector, the Group has also diversified into leisure, food, hotels and electronics and has created a comprehensive infrastructure including its own logistics and distribution division, to support its retail operations and other businesses.
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