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Buyer - Furniture (Upholstery)

Landmark Gulf Group

Posted on January 14, 2020

3 - 5 years United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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Buyer - Furniture (Upholstery)

 
The job holder will be responsible for developing strategic buying plans for the assigned category to achieve the strategic and financial objectives of Home Box. Also, responsible to ensure smooth buying operations through Product Sourcing, vendor identification, evaluation and selection for the category.

 
Business Planning & Category Management:

 
Develop comprehensive business plans that are consistent with the company's overall goals and strategies.

Category SWOT analysis vis a vis competition and assess market opportunity for the his/her category.

Monitor & review the performance of category business plans by using appropriate scorecard  

Oversee the category management with the objective of maximizing sales and profits

Plan and approve the merchandising budget for the category

Discuss, decide and freeze the merchandise plans (pricing, promotion and assortment) and ensure effective in season management

 
Product, Trend & Market Research
 
Keep abreast of the latest trends in buying and assess realign the existing processes

Identify and leverage alternate buying opportunities to source products and to ensure that company maintains its competitive edge by constant renegotiation

Ensure effective communication, collation and follow-up on various product requirements and findings obtained from the sales/store data

Gather information from Industry trade groups or through trade shows/market visits 

 
Vendor Management
 
Develop an adequate vendor base for the company through attending Fair & Exhibitions

Build and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers and negotiate the best deals with them for procuring merchandise

Maintain contact with vendors; update list of vendors for bidding purposes; attend product demonstrations, obtain samples and literature regarding potential products and vendor capabilities and confer with end users

Identify, evaluate and select appropriate vendor mix to achieve business objectives

 
Order Management
 
Place orders for the new items and initiate repeat orders for the categories he is responsible based on the buying plan and ensure merchandise is delivered as per the plan based on the agreed service level agreement.

Monitor sales and movements of the new launched products and suggest merchandise planners to initiate re-orders or to de-list the range if it is not moving

Implement financial and credit services agreement with the vendor that maximize profit and positively contribute to cash flow

 
Market & Competition study
 
Market & competition study in categories he is responsible and suggests new product ranges accordingly

 
Skill:
 
3-5 years of relevant experience from buying (Furniture preferably) & from Retail industry

Good knowledge of Furniture category

Knowledge in Retail planning & Merchandising is must with Strong Analytical skills

Must be from design background (Ex: NIFT)

Vendor management & Strong negotiation skill

Planning and organizing skills

Commercial business acumen

Market research & Competition study


Retail

Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Qualifications
 
Buyer - Furniture (Upholstery)

 
The job holder will be responsible for developing strategic buying plans for the assigned category to achieve the strategic and financial objectives of Home Box. Also, responsible to ensure smooth buying operations through Product Sourcing, vendor identification, evaluation and selection for the category.


 
Skill:
 
3-5 years of relevant experience from buying (Furniture preferably) & from Retail industry

Good knowledge of Furniture category

Knowledge in Retail planning & Merchandising is must with Strong Analytical skills

Must be from design background (Ex: NIFT)

Vendor management& Strong negotiation skill

Planning and organizing skills

Commercial business acumen

Market research& Competition study

Keywords

Buyer - Furniture (Upholstery)

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