Sr. Buyer – Women’s wear – Lobo Management

Our Client, a growing value brand of the Middle East, is currently seeking a SR. BUYER with Western Retail market experience in the Women's wear category to join their growing team in Dubai, UAE.
* Determines the buying requirements and formulates buying plan as per budget for the assigned category, based on the analysis of the historical trends and future forecasts
* Identify and shortlist potential vendors as partners and negotiating commercials
* Negotiate prices in line with the desired level of margins
* Maintain an extensive level of communication with the planning team for applying previous performance analysis into the process of range direction and selection
* Create and define product ranges for the different product categories within budget
* Create or assist the Buying manager in the process of creating the range direction, selection and final sign off
* Creates buying plans for one to two departments while ensuring profitability by maintaining and building customer focused category lines
* Aligns the buying plan to the overall business plan and strategy as laid down by the management
* Tracks and evaluates category sales performance, market sales trends and competitor trading activities to identify critical business factors and accordingly propose action plans to increase profitability
* Assure pre-production quality check is executed in a timely manner with the quality control manager collaboration
* Oversees and manages placement of orders based on the buying plans and ensures merchandise is delivered as per the plan based on the agreed service level agreement
* Responsible for negotiating price and ensuring delivery arrangements with Suppliers/Vendors within set budget
* Ensures effective communication, collation, and follow-up on various product requirements and findings obtained from the sales/store data
* Ensures the development of periodic reports on consumer behavior, consumer trends per product etc. to facilitate decisions to manage product lines
* Coordinate with the Central Distribution Center, Quality Controllers, Stores, Visual Merchandising and any other function on issues relating to the brand
* Regularly Reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels
* Develop awareness about the organised, unorganized category segments and identifying their strengths and weaknesses and share the same with the buying manager
* Periodically reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels
* Maintain high level of product knowledge, plus ensuring the product is procured within the acceptable standard norms of quality and fit
* Manage the distribution of tasks among the reporting team, allowing a proper flow of tasks and a smooth finalisation of the buying plan
* Travel individually or with the companion of other members from the Buying Team for Buying and preparing for seasons buying plans
* Conduct periodic store visits to collect feedback from the stores

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-08-08
Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Role: Design, Creative, and Arts
Company Industry: Fashion Design; Retail/Wholesale

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Nationality: Austria; Belgium; Switzerland; Germany; Denmark; Spain; Finland; France; Great Britain (UK); Greece; Ireland; Iceland; Italy; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; Sweden; United Kingdom
Degree: Bachelor's degree

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