Buying & Merchandising Lead
o Work closely with the local marketing, P&C and supply chain team and vendor representatives in the market to align that all in store vendor activities such as: vendors’ training, store final facing, brands’ new launches and other trade marketing activities are performed effectively.
o Manage local in store merchandising in terms of replenishment, allocation and assortment in alignment with central buying plan to ensure the availability of the right product at the right store at the right time.
o Control local market stock levels per store to avoid any over stock or lost opportunities due to lack of products.
o Represent the local market in the product buying and selection committee to ensure the right selection of products that matches the market needs.
o Meet the market pricing strategies in alignment with the company pricing direction to ensure achieving the best margins utilization.
o Ensure ultimate store in stock utilization of ophthalmic lenses and contact lenses to increase product availability level and decrease cost of stock.
o Plan and execute promotions, clearances and other sale activities in the market to ensure increase sales and maintain brand equity.
o Work closely with operations team to ensure alignment on in store needs in terms of new products, marketing activities and training to ensure successful implementation of B&M operations on store level.
Criteria and skills:
o Minimum of 3 years of experience
o High Analytical Skills
o High Planning Skills
o High communication skills
o Leadership skills
o Product knowledge is an added value
o Retail background is an added value