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Senior Vendor Manager

Souq.com FZ LLC

5 - 6 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

MBA/PG Diploma in Business Mgmt. Any Nationality

, Posted on May 9, 2018 1 Opening

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Souq.com is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Souq.com attracts more than 41 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8.5 million unique products in 35 different categories, including consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, and baby products.
Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.
With more than 4,000 employees, We have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India, offering a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry.

Industry Type : Internet / E-commerce / Dotcom
Functional Area : Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Building and planning the Acc Category with focus on sub-categorization and range planning.
Defining the strategy to be implemented across markets.
Building the organization structure for the category.
Responsible for the hiring and management of the regional team for this category.
Building brand portfolio, strategic decision making, planning.
Developing the business plan, budget and manpower plan.
Developing & implementing sales strategy
Ownership of P&L targets, pricing, promotions, inventory management, and new product concept under assigned category/brands to submit the purchasing proposal. Planning schedule including monthly, quarterly and annual plans
Responsible for building and increasing strategic healthy relationships with key existing vendor partners/suppliers and third party sellers, terms negotiations, product selection, inventory management, pricing optimization, content creation and new commercial opportunities to grow the business and delight customers.
Expert on the designed category including: market pricing, promotions, events, collections and competitive analysis.
This role requires travel to the countries in which Souq operates, to set up the teams and develop the category plans. Requirements:
Highly qualified candidates who are strategic thinkers.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. MBA / BE qualified individuals
Experience from Online/ Retail.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in buying / brand management.
Experience of managing cross functional and multicultural teams.
Entrepreneurial, intelligent, and self-motivated.
Deep understanding of and passion for E-Commerce.
Previous responsibility of strategic development, product management or product marketing, revenue targets and quotas.
Prior experience influencing C-level executives whilst managing a diverse team.
Knowledge of Analytics.
Core Competencies:
Fashion and Fast Fashion Brands knowledge.
Buying Expert.
Brand & Supplier management.
Excellent skills in negotiation.
Ability to champion the growth of the category and envision the long-term strategy.
Demonstrated highest level of integrity, intellectual honesty, and strong work ethic.
Sharp, analytical, and thoughtful. Analyses through problems to come up with solutions.
Innovative & Pro-active.
Leadership and strong management attributes.
Strong sense of urgency and deadline oriented.
Creativity and ability to think Out of the Box to solve complex problems.


Brand management Product management Product marketing Analytics Competitive analysis Analytical Consumer electronics Content creation Organization structure Written communication

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Souq.com FZ LLC

Founded in the year 2005, Souq.com is one the largest e-commerce sites in the Arab world. The award-winning retail business and an online marketplace allow SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online. The website claims to attract over 35 million visits to its cat alog which features over 1.5 million unique products from 30 different categories. Some of the most popular product categories featured on the website are consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, and baby products. The company has its offices in UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. It also has Product and Engineering centers in India and Jordan.

Souq has an employee base of more than 3,000 employees. The company offers competitive salaries and benefits to all its employees. Being a strong believer of employee-employer partnership, it promotes skill training, leadership development, and personal transformation to help them learn and grow along with the business.

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