• Buying Assistant

    Location AE-Dubai
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/29/2018 1:36 AM)
    Job ID
    Souq.com FZ LLC
    Position Category
    Buying, Planning, & Instock Management
  • Job Description

    Souq.com is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Souq.com attracts more than 41 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8.5 million unique products in 35 different categories, including consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, and baby products.

    Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.

    With more than 4,000 employees, We have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India, offering a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry.

    The Buying Assistant position is for a well-organized analytical thinker with great attention to detail and effective project management. Prioritizing and multi-tasking as well as having a passion to drive category growth are essential skills required for the job. This candidate must be an effective leader and communicator as they will be working with leading brands, vendors as well as internal colleagues and cross-functional departments, whilst providing pivotal support to the Category Head and Vendor Managers. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a willingness to take the initiative and look for opportunities to streamline processes and identify opportunities for business growth.

    Key responsibilities:
    Vendor liaison, managing day-to-day relationships and communication, assisting in range selection, order placing and delivery.
    Category management, having a thorough understanding of internal and external variables that impact the category, whilst continually monitoring industry trends.
    • System Management
    • Product creation
    • Product Pricing
    • Data Capturing
    • Sales, Sell-Through and Trend Analysis
    • Order placing and tracking
    • Production Planning, managing the process flow for Content creation/Samples/Product Images/Product information
    • Category Performance analysis and re-order management
    • Liaison between business functions ensuring all deadlines are met.
    • Campaign Merchandising Support, highlighting category focus points, new arrivals and key campaign launches
    • Have a complete understanding of customer needs and use that to drive delivery of product and features to create an unparalleled shopping experience.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree in Commerce or relevant field
    • Minimum 1 year experience in similar field
    • Excel and MS-Office Skills are essential
    • Strong analytical background
    • Strong Communication Skills, written and verbal

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Self-motivated – ready and able to take initiative, originate action and be responsible for the decisions made
    • Communicates challenges and influences a variety of stakeholders effectively.
    • Ability to present well-reasoned arguments to convince others.
    • Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.
    • Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically.
    • Transforms proposals/ideas into practical reality.

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