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Assistant Buyer

Closing: Nov 15, 2022

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Published: Nov 11, 2022 (22 days ago)

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Job Description

Qualifications

  • HND / BSc in any Business-related course
  • 1 - 3 years experience as a Buyer or assistant Buyer

Competencies:

  • Eager to discover the possibilities of the suppliers’ market
  • Commercial-administrative and negotiation skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understands (local) customer tastes, behaviors and the effect on sales
  • Energy, drive, and a strong can-do attitude (getting-it-done mentally).
  • Excellent usage of Microsoft Application and ERP Systems.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to the provided e-mail address using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


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Job Description

Qualifications

  • HND / BSc in any Business-related course
  • 1 - 3 years experience as a Buyer or assistant Buyer

Competencies:

  • Eager to discover the possibilities of the suppliers’ market
  • Commercial-administrative and negotiation skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understands (local) customer tastes, behaviors and the effect on sales
  • Energy, drive, and a strong can-do attitude (getting-it-done mentally).
  • Excellent usage of Microsoft Application and ERP Systems.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to the provided e-mail address using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


  • The Assistant Buyer (AB) assists the Category manager with the pre-procurement activities and the negotiations and contracting process regarding the suppliers. Based on the Assortment policy, the AB helps the Category manager to select which products should be a part of JARA’s SKU matrix.
  • The AB is responsible for the administrative and financial related buying tasks, and manages different SKU and supplier’s issues, inspects quality, and discusses shipping costs.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Evaluates and suggests new products and ranges (local and private label) that fit to the needs and requirements of the Assortment policy of JARA.
  • Proposes which products should be programmed for the Weekly bulk, Weekend and in-store promotions.
  • Collates additions and deductions relevant to the 4-weeks catalogue and other kind of printed communications.
  • Recommends clearance sales and varying delivery schedules to help control stock levels.
  • Analyses and gives reports on SKU, category and suppliers performances by applying the 80/20 rule.
  • Follows up on the service level (SL) of the suppliers and encourages suppliers to comply with the agreed procedures.
  • Provides support to the Category Managers in managing and coordinating the marketing activities for the assigned product lines.
  • Monitors daily out of stock information as well as information on price changes.
  • Ensures to provide support to the Commercial Manager before starting Supplier negotiations for existing and new range of SKU(s) by undertaking market analysis and research.
  • Support the Commercial Manager in undertaking due diligence of suppliers and ensure that new suppliers are recorded and registered on ERP System.
  • Develop and maintain a supplier database to strengthen the Purchasing and Supply Chain process.
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts
  • Co-ordinating and collating supplier samples and brochures for new product listing.
  • Process purchase orders, resolve invoicing issues and ensure timely merchandise delivery.
  • Assist Category Manager in selecting, pricing and positioning of category products.
  • Work with Category Manager in developing category plan and strategies to improve product sales.
  • Support Category Managers in collating data reports for Suppliers from the reporting system to develop Joint Business Plans (JBP) with Suppliers.
  • Produce and maintain information on supplier non-conformance.
  • Manage supplier Invoice Queries and resolve in agreed time - scales.
  • Liaise with suppliers on quality problems in conjunction with company quality standards.


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