Buyer

Title: Buyer

Location: Lagos

I am currently looking to recruit a BUYER who will be responsible for maximizing buying commercial efficiency for a Multinational Retail Company located in Lagos.

Key Responsibilities.  

Vendor Management

  • Investigates all reasonable sourcing possibilities
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with suppliers
  • Develops / sets KPI’s for vendors in line with overall category / company strategy
  • Negotiates trading terms for the year ahead
  • Looks at vendors across category / understanding market – impact of strategy on vendors
  • Analyses category performance and identify opportunities for enhancements and efficiencies

Buyers Administration

  • Ensures pricing details auctioned
  • Updates vendor contact file and actions new listing
  • Runs daily / weekly / monthly reports
  • Ensures vendors confirmation on deal / pricing in writing
  • Handles store queries on price / listing
  • Negotiates cost price & sets selling price for articles

Customer / Competitor Analysis

  • Monitors and analyses competitor activities and initiates response and collates competitor activity over range
  • Keeps up to date on customer research, trends and behaviors
  • Keeps aware / abreast of new developments within area of specialization

Financial Targets / Indicators

  • Adheres to pricing rules
  • Prepares for trading term negotiations by looking at history, company strategies, category strategy & objectives
  • Requests / gathers information on vendor strategies and initiatives, and likely competitor activities
  • Balances gross against sales in order to meet category targets
  • Communicates with demand planning with respect to promotions, new lines, seasonal lines, vendor information

Category and Range Management

  • Ensures overall strategy reflected in buying decisions
  • Checks and signs off planograms
  • Commissions planogram for new stores

Requirements

  • Minimum 5years experience in similar role, or as a Senior Procurement Professional
  • Retail experience is preferred but manufacturing experience within the FMCG space is welcomed
  • SAP experience is highly needed
  • In-depth understanding of Logistics, Procurement, Oversea Importation and Marketing.

If you meet the above requirement, kindly share your updated CV in WORD FORMAT to cv@fmcgsearch.com and use job title as the subject of the mail.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Job Location: Lagos

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