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Buyer/Senior Buyer - Apparel & Footwear (Next Gen Program)

Landmark Gulf Group

Posted on April 24, 2019

6 - 7 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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*About Us:
We are one of the largest non-food retailers in the ME region and our core homegrown brands are well known to customers in this market are Centrepoint, Max, Splash, Home Centre, Babyshop, Lifestyle, and Shoemart.
Job Description
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 merchandising 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
Job Experience
- 6 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


Retail

Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management

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Buyer/Senior Buyer - Apparel & Footwear

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