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Job Description:

Our client is a well-established retailer with a growing e-commerce presence. As part of their expansion, we are recruiting a UAE experienced category buyer for toys, children’s and novelty items. The successful candidate will be responsible for Defining product categories and ranges; expand product lines to enhance customer footfall to meet and exceed retail sales revenue targets,

Job Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and vendor selection and management – expansion of supplier network; RFI, RFQ and RFPs, prepare vendor due diligence documents and analysis
  • Vendor negotiations – lead local and international supplier negotiations based on specifications, quality, most favorable price, delivery times and commercial terms.
  • Shopper and product reporting and data analysis – ability to synthesize large amounts of data, generate reports and scorecards to provide insights and actionable opportunities to grow consumer interest and buying.
  • Order placement and delivery tracking to ensure products are delivered on time to achieve sales targets.
  • Forecast and inventory planning
  • Product quality assurance to ensure product labeling, safety and quality based on samples and random production checks.

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a category buyer in toys, seasonal and novelty items, babywear, children’s accessories or FMCG.
  • Strong experience in merchandising and pricing strategies to drive revenue and profit margin growth.
  • Multi-channel experience – strong understanding of e-commerce vs in-store shopping comparisons and trends.
  • Shopper insights – aisle reinvention, PoS material, disruptive merchandising strategies
  • Commercial and financial acumen to prepare and analyze sales reports and business performance to manage inventory levels, sales forecasts and maintain revenue and margin targets.
  • Forward thinking with a finger on the pulse for emerging trends, shopper insights and customer feedback to drive category growth and sales volume.

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