Alghanim Industries required Buyer, Q8 Job vacancy, iiQ8Jobs, situation vacant
Company: Alghanim Industries
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.
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.
- 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
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