Develop strategic buying plans and ensure smooth buying operations through vendor identification, evaluation, and selection etc., Develop and source suitable products and impulse buy areas to meet customer demand and within sub-brand profile. Achieve the strategic and financial objectives of the concept by delivering on all key KPI’s.
Minimum Requirements & Knowledge
Education – Bachelors /Masters with specialized training in MS office.
5+ years of buying experience, out of which at least 3 years in a similar role within the footwear retail.
Knowledge of Buying process and practices including multiple critical path management.
Knowledge of product development
Knowledge and ability to visualize and anticipate the needs of the business.

Key Accountabilities
Buying Budget and Range Planning
Determine buying requirements in order to formulate buying plans for the assigned department/category, considering customer profiles/product trends and historic trading. Using lessons learnt and external inputs to drive direction and trend.
Align the buying plan to the overall department/category business plan as well as strategy in order to meet the requirements of department/category.
Deliver sales and profit targets through relevant and desirable product ranges, meeting or exceeding all KPI’s.
Work closely with planning to maximize performance within product type as well as territory. Understand and respond to territory trends/requirements.

Vendor Management
Manage the sourcing and negotiations for the concept in order to maintain a suitable supplier base. Work with Head of Buying to ensure supplier strategy is followed.

Order Management
Place orders and ensure the merchandise is delivered on a timely basis, and in line with the service level agreements in order to ensure compliance with buying plans.
Support the tracking of merchandise transportation from supplier to landmark distribution center in order to ensure smooth flow of goods.

Product Design and Quality
Manage all design and development activities within the budget and in line with market demands as well as company image, in order to meet the business strategy.

Vendor and Product Research
Identify and leverage alternative buying opportunities to source products in order to ensure that the company maintains its competitive edge. Aim to work with a consolidated vendor base to maximize efficiency and buying power.

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Cost Optimization
Manage centralized bulk buying, margins, markdowns etc. as well as select vendor mix in order to optimize costs. Achieve intake margin trough cost controls and optimization without impacting quality.

Primary Location: United Arab Emirates
Job: Buying
Organization: Shoemart Concept
Schedule label /الجدول الزمني: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time
Day Job
Job Posting/نشر تسمية الوظيفة: May 4, 2023, 3:21:42 AM

Work Level
Experienced, Mid-Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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