Do you have experience of developing and buying Home Decor. such as glass ware and table top, or soft textiles and gifting? Here is an excellent opportunity in Dubai UAE with a successful retailer and one with excellent growth plans for the Middle East and Internationally.
The opportunity is for a Buyer or Junior Buyer to develop, source and buy a wide range of home product. for retail of Home Decor & Accessories . Based in Dubai the successful candidate will support the Buying Director and responsibilities will include:
Developing range plans with the Buying Director and working closely with other Buyers and the Merchandise team to agree budgets
Briefing designers and overseeing the development of new product and the sourcing suppliers.
Negotiating prices and payment terms with the different manufacturers. Establishing and Managing the critical paths . Monitoring sales performance and taking responsibility for achieving sales and margins across your categories of responsibility.
Carrying out competitor analysis and being aware of potential new categories for growth and new market trends .
Providing and maintaining accurate sales reports and product information.
Work cross functionally with the different depts . such as Marketing and ensure accurate information is provided for new product launches.
The position will include some travel to suppliers and trade shows within different countries as required and naturally when it is safe to do so.
Educated to Degree level it is important that your industry experience includes product development and buying of home fashion.
This can be with hard or soft goods. (Lighting/ Glassware/ Linens/ Kitchen ware/ Home Fragrance /Gifts will all be of interest. Ideally you will be working as a Buyer or Junior Buyer within retail /e commerce. Or you may have worked for a supplier where you have been directly involved with product. You will need to have strong analytical and numerical ability . Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required along with a flexible and positive attitude . Good IT and analytical skills, and a creative eye .
Genuine career scope in a great company . A position where you will work with local people and ex -pats.
The Company is offering an excellent tax-free salary. Visa, Annual return flight to country of origin. Medical Insurance and 39 days annual holiday. This is a permanent contract.