Senior Buyer, Fresh at Hubmart Stores Limited

Hubmart Stores Limited is a retail shopping chain of Nigerian heritage, offering multi-format stores in various locations and positioned to offer customers world-class shopping experience as well as a vast range of products. Our unique value proposition lies in our excellent customer service as well as our superior capabilities in the fresh categories.


Job Title: Senior Buyer, Fresh

Description

  • A Senior Buyer is responsible for planning and selecting a range of products to sell on a retail platform.
  • When sourcing products, Buyers must focus on two areas: sourcing new product along with ensuring improved prices are obtained on existing items to maximize profits.
  • A full understanding of the customer’s needs is required to ensure not only is a commercially viable range provided, but it is done at competitive prices.
  • Keeping up to date with market trends and reacting to changes in demand are also key elements of the role. Retail buyers have a considerable amount of responsibility and autonomy in what is often a pressured environment.

Responsibilities 

  • Analyzing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends and reacting to changes in demand
  • Sound knowledge of the cold chain management
  • Good knowledge of Fresh business dynamics
  • Regularly reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels
  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products
  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract
  • Liaising with other departments within the organization such as Finance, Inbound & Production Teams to ensure products are sourced and uploaded to the site seamlessly
  • Attending trade fairs to select and assemble a new collection of products;
  • Participating in promotional activities;
  • Presenting new ranges to senior retail managers;
  • Training and mentoring junior staff.
Requirements
  • BA/MA/MBA in Retail or Business
  • Experienced in or must have worked with FMCG retail companies
  • Experienced in retail procurement.
  • Strong demonstration of the following skills: Analytical, Negotiation Leadership Communication, Teamwork & Interpersonal
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and achieve targets
  • At least 2-3 years of working in a corporate environment
  • Commercial Awareness & Creative Flair
  • Strong interest in fashion
  • Driven individual who can self- motivate

Location: Lagos

Closing Date
10th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: badigun@hubmart.com


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