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Assistant Buyer

Date: 16-Nov-2022

Location: KW

Company: Alghanim Industries

Long Description

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

  • Develop Category Strategy with buyer to achieve Sales/Profitability targets, and maximize market share of assigned category
  • Develop assortment frequently including Brands, Products & Agencies to ensure freshness and improve profitability
  • Regular planogram updates with merchandising team to cover effective display principles and ensure sell out of phase out / display inventory
  • Implement promo strategy & support functions to ensure business objectives are met; review effectiveness of promotion activity and update team
  • Support advertising & marketing strategy; implement through marketing; review effectiveness of all activities and update category head / team
  • Support Order & Replenishment process through team ensuring an optimal inventory, availability and aged are in control
  • Support new Product Development process & Sourcing for Own Brands
  • Follow & analyze market trends, daily marketing review of core competition to ensure competitiveness in assortment and pricing
  • Work with service & support teams constantly to improve business processes and increase customer satisfaction
  • Online category development and promo strategy development to ensure competitiveness with market & grow online business
  • Manage selected Supplier Relationships as required, agency & non-agency. Range development , negotiate commercial terms , promotional / marketing activities , other operating incomes and follow up on timely payment of supplier receivables
  • In store layout, display & space management/execution via planogram and stores visits
  • Min weekly visits to core stores + competitors with actionable follow up circulated to wider team

Candidate Requirements

  • At least 3 - 5 years’ experience within Electronic retailing with at least w years Category Management experience
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in managing a Consumer Electronics 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

Education

Bachelor’s Degree