, Posted on May 9, 2018
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.
Manage and build comprehensive selection through strong vendor relationships including assessing market procurement conditions, recommending annual terms and implementing procurement strategies.
Be responsible for the following areas of business management: promotion, in-stock management (in close relationship to the supply chain management team), product development and communicating vendor performance.
With the online content management team, develop and execute collaborative marketing and promotions for a wide variety of products across the category, including identifying opportunities for short term cooperative marketing and merchandising.
Set up a category procurement support strategy along with supply chain teams and drive continual process improvements, such as improving vendor lead times.
Manage item/vendor set-up as well as maintenance, presentation and performance.
Make decisions regarding adjustment and delivery of set category selection plans based on the local competitive market.
Attend trade shows and vendor meetings as required.
Monitor and research industry and competitive trends to make the Amazon offering the best for the customer.
Is this a challenge that you would like to take on? Is this the kind of environment in which you thrive? If so, start looking forward to the excellent opportunities that we have to offer your professional development, along with an attractive compensation package. Join us and be a part of Amazon s success!
Industry Type :
Internet / E-commerce / Dotcom
Functional Area :
Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management
Desired Candidate Profile
Your professional challenge:
You are an expert vendor relationship manager, a product specialist, a product selection developer, and an advertiser all in one.
As an innovator within the company, you will influence the design of your category, as well as develop new product groups and improve customer selection.
You identify all products that you consider to be sellable, taking into account customer requests and tastes, along with finding interesting vendors.
The performance of your product category determines your success. You have more responsibilities both customer experience related and operational and you have the opportunity to manage an extensive number of vendors and products.
You are responsible for recognizing new trends, for analyzing both business competition and sales, for carrying out stock management in cooperation with Supply Chain and for finding the best vendors.
You also facilitate discussions of general conditions, procuring top products and making sure that they are advertised prominently on Amazon in cooperation with Marketing.
Every new technical innovation, tool and process and the input and drive you have to improve them, will make your work even more exciting. It will mean making the lives of buyers and vendors throughout the world both easier and better. Your background:
You should have a University degree ideally in a technical or analytical discipline
Professional B2C experience in e-commerce, purchasing, key account management or consulting
Enthusiasm for the world of XXX
Strong communication skills and exceptional assertive abilities on all levels, while maintaining your ability to be vocally self critical
Excellent marketing skills, a feel for customer needs, as well as a high degree of innovative prowess
A business focused way of thinking and a strong hands-on, results driven mentality
Special affinity and demonstrated skill with numbers, analyses and reports
Excellent knowledge in Excel, with database work and experience in SQL a plus
A great deal of personal initiative, creativity, decisiveness and team spirit
Excellent English skills
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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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