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Senior Vendor Manager

Afaq Q Tech General Trading

5 - 6 years Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering, Bachelor of Business Administration(Management). Any Nationality


, Posted on May 30, 2018 1 Opening

Job Description

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The successful SVM will be able to:
Act as the business owner for assigned categories, possessing a complete understanding (inclusive of the strategic context) of internal and external variables that impact your business (this entails owning forecasting, monitoring, understanding and reporting on the business, along with responsibility for driving projects and promotions to achieve business objectives)
Have a thorough understanding of the industry, seasonality and business trends/events, and continually monitor competitor/industry developments
Maximize Amazon s business profitability and selection expansion opportunities
Have a complete understanding of the customer needs, both existing and potential, and use that knowledge to advocate for and drive delivery of site features that provide Amazon customers with an unparalleled shopping experience
Manage vendor relationships - manage supplier/partner contracts, manage day-to-day relationships, and negotiate and secure marketing funds
Create business plans for new opportunities and develop and execute project plans for the launch of new features, incorporating merchandising and pricing strategies
Coordinate cross-functional teams, and communicate with internal and external parties, while meeting tight deadlines
Conduct financial analysis of business opportunities to meet and exceed revenue and profitability targets


Industry Type : Internet / E-commerce / Dotcom
Functional Area : Merchandising & Planning / Category Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Bachelor s degree in Finance, Engineering, Business, or Management
5 years of relevant senior level experience in retail, operations, and/or business management/consulting with a proven track record of delivering results
5 years experience in negotiations and vendor management
MBA with relevant business experience
Relevant senior level experience in retail, operations, and/or business management with a proven history of delivering results
Proven experience leading teams & cross-functional projects
Influencing abilities and vendor management experience
Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
Experience in vendor negotiations, pricing and promotion, inventory management, and product development
Advanced experience with Excel, or other analytical/Business Intelligence tools
Highly polished communication skills - speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating
Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes
A willingness to roll up sleeves to get things done
Working in a start-up or early stage environment where you will be defining best practice for your function
Arabic Speaker

Keywords

Merchandising Analytical Business intelligence Forecasting Monitoring Management consulting Financial analysis Retail operations Inventory management Business management

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Afaq Q Tech General Trading

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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