Assistant Merchandise Planner Buyer


Job brief:

The Assistant Merchandise Planner/Buyer provides operational support to the Buyer with developing business strategies to maximize sales and profits. Assists the Buyer in the selection and procurement of merchandise to achieve company goals. This includes interaction with vendors in terms of information gathering, problem resolution and purchasing of product.

Assistant buyer will also assist in creating and maintaining good relationships with key suppliers to ensure Products are of high quality and delivered on time.

 

Job Responsibilities:

1.   Enter order details (e.g. vendors, quantities, prices) into internal databases

2.   Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery information and invoices.

3.   Analyse price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable prices.

4.   Prepare reports on purchases, including Sales & Stock analysis.

5.   Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed.

6.   Follow-up on transit orders and ensure the deliveries are on time.

7.   Monitor Slow Selling Products and take necessary actions.

8.   Coordinate with warehouse and showroom staff.

9.   Correspond and communicate with manufacturers and suppliers.

10.  Reviewing import shipping documents &Ensuring all important documents are cleared for customs.

11.  Visit stores and contact showroom management to gather information on customer feedback and product issues.

12.  Attend trade shows and exhibitions to stay up-to-date with industry trends.

13.  Evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, and delivery speed.



Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

Ø  Graduate with Prior experience in Retail.

Ø  Must be articulate, assertive and have excellent communication skills.

Ø  Strong computer skills; MS Excel and MS Word experience desired.

Ø  Must be able to multi-task and have strong attention to detail.

Ø  Must be able to build effective working relationships with vendors and colleagues.

Ø  Strong analytical skills; ability to analyse sales and product statistics to support effective merchandising decisions.

 

Location: Kuwait
Minimum Experience: 3 Years
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