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Keywords / Skills : Purchase, Purchasing, Buyer, Buying, Procurement

1 - 10 years
Posted: 2018-09-19

Job Description
GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE

• The primary purpose is to establish a representative product line in the assigned categories to enable all stores to achieve their sales targets while maintaining a strong competitive position.

• Source the best suppliers; negotiate the best prices and conditions in order to achieve the Company goals.

• Visit periodically stores to assess the value of our product line and needs and analyses the competition.

KPI – KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

• Achievement of the objectives of the department in terms of T/O, Sell Out, Margin, ROS.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (IF ANY)

• Managing the budget of the assigned categories

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Strategic Vision

• Helps to share the company product strategy;

• Adheres to brand product strategy to ensure cohesive statement is maintained.

• Range Planning

• Balances the range for the target consumer and by market in terms of price points, styles, fashion colour, fabric, etc.

• Continuous in seasonal collection review to maximize range, sales and profit.

• Analyse competitor product ranges and actions to ensure we are above and up front from them.

• Interfaces with all different functions of the business i.e. planning, merchandising, allocation…. And ensures an information flow at all times.

Profit Focused

• Sources range from best suppliers/vendor/brands to achieve optimum delivery and margins.

• Demonstrates ability to drive profit opportunities: using critical path to ensure maximum flexibility to decrease markdown risk and maximise sales.

• Reviews department performance weekly and proposes action trading out of poor performing areas and buying into successful areas.

Information Gathering

• Is customer focused and assesses trends appropriate to his/her lifestyle.

• Knows the market and competition well and is up to speed with trend activity.

Critical Path Management

• Ensures understanding of all of the critical dates in the calendar.

• Meets deadlines in buying calendars and critical path.

• Work with the Merchandiser to ensure merchandise is phased in to provide the correct level of ‘newness’ for the customer according to divisional strategy.

Managing Relationships and Communication

• Works effectively and communicates clearly across departments.

• Leads by example to operate to maximum performance.

• Very strong team player.

Managing tools

• Company merchandising policy and procedure

• Prosperity cards as per categories

• Seasonal open-to-buy and open to buy follow up

• S.I.R., Board, sales statistics, special reports.

• Operational plan, strategy and tactics.

• List of authorized suppliers

• Fashion magazines, trade magazines, sport magazines.

EXPERTISE/SKILLS

• Market awareness (consumer, brands, competitors)

• 3 years’ experience in international company

• Competent in Microsoft Office

• Fluent English

• Is an advantage to know additional languages

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES (SEE GLOSSARY OF COMPETENCIES)

• Team Player

• Result Orientation

• Goal Setting

• Planning and Organizing

• Creativity Innovation

• Initiative/Entrepreneur



About Company

Megamind Consulting (MMC) is a specialist and innovative solution provider with a focus on Recruitment services, to our clients.
MMC has a Blend of technical & functional expertise on cross -
industry domains and a team of proficient individuals helping valued organizations raising niche skilled and capable people.
EA License No. 14C7181


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