Supermarket Buyer/ Purchasing Exec

Preferred Job Type:
Job Category:
Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain Jobs
Job Level:
Mid-Level, Managerial
Job Locations:
Travel is required
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered + Comission
Job Ref:
LOR 35085

The first recruitment agency in Dubai in collaboration with our client, a global commodities trading company specializing in sourcing soft commodities & other food products is now searching for a Buyer.

The incumbent will be based in JAFZA and:

Must have contacts and suppliers in India, China and related Markets

• Will work with closely with the Azerbaijan Sales & Purchase Team
• Analyzing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends;
• Regularly reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels;
• Managing plans for stock levels;
• Reacting to changes in demand and logistics;
• Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products;
• Liaising with other departments within the organization to ensure projects are completed;
• Attending trade fairs, in the UAE and overseas, to select and assemble a new collection of products;
• Participating in promotional activities;
• Writing reports and forecasting sales levels;
• Presenting new ranges to senior retail managers;
• Liaising with shop personnel to ensure supply meets demand;
• Getting feedback from customers;
• Review and analyses historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models and evaluate forecast results
• Plan & monitor replenishment across the Distribution Centre network , stores & online by maintaining the accuracy replenishment parameter
• Training and mentoring junior staff
• Collaborate with the Buying and Inventory teams and relevant business leads to resolve out of stock or stock shortage situations


UAE experience in retail background (Supermarket - Non Food)
Candidate should have a great network of NON Food Suppliers in & out of the Country - INDIA, CHINA, UAE
Candidate should have good product knowledge and experience in ERP will be an added advantage
Strong analytical skills;
Negotiating skills and the ability to network and influence people;
Team working and interpersonal skills;
Excellent communication skills;
Numeracy skills and proficiency using IT;
Ability to cope with the pressure of having to make important decisions and meet tight deadlines;
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and achieve targets;
Leadership attributes
Candidate will be based in Dubai but this will include travelling if necessary

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