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


  • 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 and use job title as the subject of the mail.


Job Location: Lagos

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