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WE ARE HIRING!

This is your opportunity to join our talented team in the Purchasing Department at our leading company.

 Al Ain Coop is looking to hire an ambitious, energetic, and highly motivated talent to fill up the vacancy of  

 

Category Buyer/ Fresh Food

 Responsible for the pricing and overall promotion of the Fresh food product category to maximize consumer appeal.

  • Vendor relationships and product range management are therefore also part of your duties.

Key duties and responsibilities...

  • Forecast the year ahead and develop the strategy for the category in conjunction with the wider team and within the boundaries of the overall business strategy.
  • Analyze data or insights to determine industry and consumer needs and trends.
  • Know competitors pricing.
  • Travelling to stores will be required.
  • Know current range stocked at competitors.
  • Seek out appropriate suppliers and open trading accounts.
  • Negotiate prices, delivery, and terms in conjunction with procurement team.
  • Devise long-term development strategies for product categories.
  • Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products.
  • Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services.
  • Assume responsibility of budget development and revenue for category.
  • Project stock lines for the next 6 months
  • Margin management

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, attributes, and qualifications...

  • Candidate must have minimum of 4 years of experience in the same position.
  • Candidate should be strong negotiator.
  • Very good knowledge in Purchases and replenishes produce through proper buying procedures.
  • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing, and sales principles
  • Proficient in SAP system.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.

 

Interested candidates, please send your resume to careers@alaincoop.com

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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