Website Landmark Group

Job Description:

Responsible for managing the brand philosophy and the product life cycle, inclusive of designing, buying, retail planning and creativity, thereby optimizing sales, maximizing profitability, and enhancing brands reputation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Promotions: Provide strategic as well as operational inputs on the expected margins, possible price points and other parameters in order to drive promotions within product categories.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the promotions in terms of timing, product etc. in order to achieve targeted levels of sales and margins.
  • Order Management: Place orders and ensure the merchandise is delivered on a timely basis, and in line with the service level agreements in order to ensure compliance with buying plans.
  • Analysis And Intelligence: Analyze and monitor reports, MIS analytics etc. based on actual sales, forecasts, inventory checks, replenishment needs etc. in order to accurately forecast and meet the needs of the business.
  • Analyze customer buying trends, competitors, and market activities in order to predict future trends and seasonal product requirements.
  • Buying & Category Management: Lead and manage the entire buying process, across kid’s brands and product lines, in order to ensure right and commercially viable product ranges, customer satisfaction, improvement on year-on-year sales, margins and stock levels. Inspire the buying team to think creatively, in order to deliver newness in the product range.
  • Oversee category management in order to ensure maximization of sales and profitability.
  • Vendor Management: Establish and manage relationships with vendors and suppliers in order to ensure financially beneficial partnerships through maximizing the ranges, sales, profit margin and delivery within budget.
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with suppliers, leading to collaborations, in order to meet the changing needs of customers.
  • Stock & Cost Optimization: Manage the inventory (including stock loss mitigation, booked inventory budget, terminal stock etc.) and maintain optimum stock levels in order to ensure that retail requirements are met within the given financial parameters.
  • Manage centralized bulk buying, margins, markdowns etc. as well as select vendor mix in order to optimize costs.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Buying process and practices
  • Knowledge of product development for kids footwear
  • Education – Bachelors /Masters FDDI/NIFT
  • 8 + years of buying experience within the footwear retail.
  • Knowledge and ability to visualize and anticipate the needs of the business.

Job Details:

Company: Landmark Group

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, UAE

Application Deadline: N/A

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