Buyer Full-time Job

4 weeks ago   Accounting & Finance   Dubai   25 views Reference: 31087
Job Details

Key Responsibilities:

Business Strategy:

Drive the seasonal strategies in line with the brand positioning to formulate Gross Margin Plan

Develop a fine tuned assortment and investment plan

Create the sourcing development plan and action the critical path to deliver timely

Negotiate with new suppliers on product pricing, payment terms, cost of freight, provision of training, and the extent of their involvement in advertising and promotions, to decide on placing a purchase order with the supplier for the concerned product

OTB Planning

– Manage OTB in tandem with the planning counterpart

Deliver the seasonal business strategy by monitoring and impacting the critical path, range building and product selection

Prepare and manage the buying calendar

Formulate seasonal product focus plan with Marketing and VM to drive key product initiatives

Focus on holding current business and build new categories

Conducting customer focus groups and competitive shopping Performance and Operations:

Analysis and reporting of weekly sales performance at style, range, category and business unit level against range plan. Take in season action to revise production flows and maximize sales

Manage TNA plans

Implement the buying calendar for timely seasonal analysis and range build

Perform regular competitor surveys to identify product gaps, influence lessons learnt and range plans

Manage range and product hierarchy and create the seasonal phasing plan

Responsible for the ‘The Look’ for the season. Influence product selection, in-store VM as per guidelines and layout planning

Keep abreast of market trends and awareness of competitor activities

Manage the product training of staff to ensure up-to-date knowledge. Prepare regular trends training and deliver to the business units

Review buying feedback reports and provide recommendations to General Manager as to buying strategy for a respective brand/collection

Company Description
Apparel Group is a multi-award-winning global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate based in Dubai, UAE, with operations across the GCC. Today, Apparel Group caters to millions of eager shoppers through its 2025+ retail stores and 80+ brands on all platforms while employing over 20,000 multicultural staff.
Apparel Group is set to cross new barriers and create fresh benchmarks in the retail industry to become the topmost global retailer. The company has achieved mercurial growth in the last 26 years by introducing world-class labels from around the globe, including Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger, ALDO, Charles & Keith, Jamies Italian and Tim Hortons, to name a few.