Buyer Nike GMG Dubai

GMG is currently looking to hire a candidate for the job role of a Buyer at Nike in GMG Building ,Umm Hurair Rd, Oud Metha, Dubai, UAE. This is an Intermediate level full time job. And salary can range between 8000-17000 AED/month.

Responsibilities of Buyer

  • Determines the buying requirements and formulates buying plan and budget for the assigned brand/category, based on the analysis of the historical trends and future forecasts.
  • Creates buying plans to ensure profitability by maintaining and building consumer focused brand/category lines and managing SKU performance and efficiency.
  • Aligns the buying plan to the overall business unit plan and strategy as laid down by the brand/category manager.
  • Tracks and evaluates brand/category sales performance, market sales trends and competitor trading activities to identify critical business factors and proposed action plans to increase sales and profitability.
  • Consolidates and analyzes actual sales results to plan and forecast in-season sales/inventories on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. To drive sales, bottom-line profitability and inventory targets to meet or exceed financial goals.
  • Helps meet the profit targets by ensuring timely procurement of the merchandise.
  • Oversees and manages placement of orders based on the buying plans and ensures merchandise is delivered as per the plan based on the agreed service level agreement.
  • Ensures identification of buying opportunities to source products and to ensure that business unit maintains its competitive edge by constant renegotiation.
  • Ensures effective communication, collation and follow up on various product requirements and findings obtained from the sales/store data.
  • Ensures maintenance of principal/supplier contacts; product demonstrations, procurement of product samples and literature.

What you will do more

  • Keeps abreast of the latest trends in buying and discuss the same with the brand/category manager to assess realignment of existing processes.
  • Ensures the development of periodic reports on consumer behavior, consumer trends per product etc. To facilitate decisions to maintain, liquidate or dispose-off products or continue/discontinue with the product lines.
  • Manages and monitors the day to day activities of the buying team, providing guidance as and when required.
  • Participates in capacity planning to determine the capacity required and ensure smooth supply of products.

Requirements for Role of Buyer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Buying and Merchandising equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 -7 years of relevant experience with at least 2 years in product buying.

Skills And Knowledge Desired

  • Fluent in English and Arabic skills. (written and spoken)
  • Planning and Organizing.
  • Data Gathering and analysis.
  • MS Office and Tools.
  • Knowledge of ERP. (relevant)
  • Capacity Planning Knowledge.

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