Junior Buyer Our vast and growing Wholesale / Retail client search the service of a Buyer to start a.s.a.p.Responsibilities : Ensuring distribution and retail profitability as well as managing expenses accordingly in terms of stipulated budgets.
Key account management (Retail, Suppliers,).
Managing sales, promotional activities and support of all relevant categories.
Monitoring supplier strike rate and performance and non conformances.
Daily stock level management, forecasting and demand planning.
Negotiating rebates and trading terms with suppliers.
Sourcing and listing of new suppliers Year round procurement from local as well as from international suppliers to ensure consistent supply and availability.
Daily price negotiations with suppliers.
Setting up seasonal growing programs with all relevant suppliers.
Relationship building with internal and external customers throughout the value chain.
Regular supplier and retailers visits - nationally.
With collaboration of technical team ensure that suppliers deliver desired quality.
Work closely with Innovations (new product development department).
Monthly promotions and store opening promotions coordination.
Provide guidance and assistance in terms of merchandizing of new and existing products.
Liaise with inbound and outbound departments in ensuring effective service delivery.
Resolve all relevant internal and external queries.
Conduct regular price comparisons between various retail chains ensuring consistent competitiveness.