o To develop section financial plans which take into account market risks and opportunities within the overall corporate budget process.
o To accurately phase sales, stock, margin, markdown and in-take plans and projections for the week by week, taking into account prevailing market trends.
o To develop new suppliers and maintain genuine, sustainable partnerships with the existing ones.
o Reviewing brand/supplier performance and profitability.
o To effectively plan and execute all departmental and divisional promotions in line with the group promotional plan.
o To seek out and consider the interests of both internal and external customers at all times and to act, as the primary point of contact should any issues relating to the department arise.
o To ensure proper co-ordination between Category Buyers and Store Operations and Customer Marketing.
o Regular market (Retail + Wholesale) visits for price monitoring
o Regular customer visits to identify needs and filling assortment gaps accordingly
o Coordination with suppliers and managing their expectations
o Excellent communication skills
o Analytical ability
o Result Orientation
o Strong negotiating skills
o Cross cultural competence
o Flexible in traveling
o Fluent in speaking and writing English
o Knowledge of assortment on the given purchase field
o Proactive approach
o Relationship Management & Cross Functional working approach