Category Buyer job opening at Hubmart Stores Limited

Category buyer vacancy is available at Hubmart Stores Limited, 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.

Job location: Lagos, Nigeria.

It is a full time job.

Job Title:
Category Buyer (Fresh)

Job Descriptions
· Analyze data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends

· Devise long-term development strategies for product categories

· Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products

· Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services

· Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability that meets consumer demands

· Determine the positioning of a product category to maximize visibility

· Liaise with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category

· Collaborate with buyers and merchandisers to expand product categories

· Make forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory

· Assume responsibility of budget development and revenue for category

· Works closely with sales team to determine optimal pricing through analysis of sales trends, competitors, buying habits and planograms of products to promote sales opportunities.

· Leads a team that provides category insights and proposals by analyzing marketing and customer data and monitoring relevant market conditions.

· Coordinating the activities of the FRESH buying team

· Developing and maintaining a good working relationship with vendors

· Developing and providing the appropriate product mix for the execution of the organization’s strategy

· Ensuring constant availability of products at the right quantity, quality, and prices

· Work with other departments (Operations, Finance, Marketing, IT) to drive sales growth for the FRESH category

· Drive customer footfalls and sales in the entire store by driving footfalls in the FRESH category section

· Installing processes for FRESH buying team activities

· Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing, or related field
· Minimum 4 years’ experience in product or category management.

· Listening skills

· Negotiation skills

· Good time management skills

· Project management skills

· Budget management skills

· Strategic awareness

· Networking skills at a senior level

· Analytical

· Creative

· Personable

· Research Oriented

· Professional demeanour

· Flexibility

Application Closing Date
October 11, 2018.

How to apply:


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