Alghanim Industries required Buyer, Q8 Job vacancy, iiQ8Jobs, situation vacant


Alghanim Industries required Buyer, Q8 Job vacancy, iiQ8Jobs, situation vacant


Date: 30-Jul-2019

Location: KW

Company: Alghanim Industries

Job Summary

To manage a defined category or sub category to continuously improve ranges and promotions and exceed sales and margin targets. Develop a category plan that supports delivery of the customer plan, market share acquisition, excellent availability + omni channel leadership.

Job Responsibilities

Working with the Merchandiser to create the category plan in line with Safat Home Strategy:

Sales, Total Stocks, Intakes, Commitment, Customer Availability, Pricing ,Mark down, GM, Option Count, OTB*, P&L

Identify & interpret local market & global trends and adapt to product offer accordingly

Promote & drive a clear understanding of the Safat Home Customer  ensuring the needs of the customer are met through the product offer

Identify up-trending and down-trending products/categories/items and take action on range

Set the sourcing strategy for the category in line with the BU strategy

Set product, range, style direction including price architecture, colour, materials, shape and margin to deliver a balanced, commercial range

Design, develop & source seasonally appropriate product.

Product handwriting and taste level to be in line with Safat Home style vison and in line with Safat Home customer expectation

Work closely with other Safat Home buyers to deliver coordinated products to display with other Safat Home categories in agreed colours, themes, styles.

Deliver clear product briefs/specification sheets to suppliers to ensure correct design, colour, standards, packaging, QC are met

Work closely with the Merchandiser to ensure key critcal path dates are met for ordering, in store lauches, seasonal/promotional buys

Work closely with the China Sourcing office to align plans, develop appropriate supply base, reduce lead times and negotiate best prices, supplier support, Payment terms and rebates

Source the appropriate products globally – direct from factory or through key brands/partners

Lead Product & Trend presentations to the BU leadership, buying teams, marketing, operations etc.

Candidate Requirements
  • At least 4 – 7 years’ experience within Retail Industry with at least 4 years Category Management experience
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in managing a Home Furnishing Category
  • Professional development in retail strategy / category management
  • Excellent analytical skills and aptitude to draw out plans and assess accurately the market needs for the category
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent MS office skills + knowledge of SAP or Business Objects preferred
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Organizational leadership skills
  • Attention to detail / analytical
  • Superior drive + follow up
Bachelor’s Degree


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