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Keywords / Skills : Category Buyer

Posted: 2019-05-09

Retail Chains
Purchase Manager/ Head
Posted On
9th May 2019
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Job Description

Targets of the position
  • Develop his categories so that all SKU`s have strong volume and excellent quality
  • In order to do so he does everything possible to become an expert of his categories with excellent knowledge of the local as well as international markets
  • Develop as many Private Labels as possible
  • Ensure lowest cost and best terms and conditions for the company
  • Works with all departments in collaboration in each subject, in order to get the best results for the company

Specific powers and Responsibilities
  • Negotiates all purchasing conditions like purchasing prices, payment days and other relevant terms & conditions like minimum order quantities
  • Suggests items to be added to his categories
  • Suggests items to drop from his categories
  • Decides on additional manufacturers for the production of Private Labels
  • Performs regular quality tests, laboratory tests and tastings inside the company for the items in his category, especially before selecting a new item for the assortment
  • Acts in accordance with the General Principles of Purchasing Policies
  • Clarifies severe quality issues and suggests necessary actions
  • Follows up existing contracts with suppliers, and prior to the end of the duration he decides on new contracts
  • Informs the regions about important legal information or modifications, new purchasing conditions, packaging modifications
  • Decides on the volume by region, in case of shortages
  • Decides which supplier is in charge for deliveries to the different regions
  • Decides on laboratory tests for new and existing products
  • Authorized to sign Purchasing contracts together with the Central Purchasing Officer

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