Buying Assistant Jobs in Dubai at BFL Group
Title: Buying Assistant
Company: BFL Group
BFL Group is one of the world’s leading off-price retailer of fashion and homeware. With headquarters based in United Arab Emirates, we serve over markets across the region and in Europe.
Our goal is to delight customers and entice them back with the promise of exceptional pieces that excite – all at up to 80% off the original retail price for fashion designer brands. Our unique “Treasure Hunt” model ensures there is always something new to explore, desire and discover within our stores. Our customers walk out with new items every time they visit any of our stores.
The assistant buyer is responsible to work closely with the category manager. He/ she must be able to work independently and prioritize job duties, as well as place and track purchase orders. The Assistant buyer is accountable to ensure all materials are purchased on time.
Work on files and assisting the buyer with the selection of the right product mix.
Write, place and track purchase orders.
Ensure products are purchased at the right time, to specification and at a good price; as well as, Check prices online and compare them to the market.
Prepare competitive retail and pricing strategies if needed in collaboration with the buyer.
Plan, monitor and maintain suitable inventory levels.
Assemble reports on product performance and statistics in coordination with the buyer.
Assist the buyer to maintain awareness of all home and market trends and new brands or designers and review them.
Set up the buying office for each season – and maintain buying spreadsheets and records with all product information. Along with, upload manifest of the items arriving
Assist in reviewing marketplace for price comparisons & giving inputs in product selections.
Create Purchase orders, arrange internal approvals.
Maintaining invoices, co ordinating with logistics on shipments. Verify reconciliations with finance.
Overseeing the supply chain with Buying clerk to monitor upcoming shipments if all manifests uploaded.
Plan, monitor & maintain suitable Inventory levels.
Preparing manual allocations wherever necessary.
Collate data from regional VM teams & store teams on product requirements.
Coordinate with VM & Marketing team on incoming new products for stores to plan space & displays.
Schedule market visits to see our instore displays, new product launches, store spaces.
Propose promotion plans on slow sellers, ageing.
Liaise with the relevant departments when needed and support the warehouse with the prices if any.
Bachelors in Business Administration or a similar field
Retail and fashion background is a must.
Must be confident, highly organized.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
Strong analytical thinking and good negotiating skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft office is a must.
Ability to work under pressure.
Capable to work as a part of a team and on own initiative
If you think you are fit for this job position, then apply right away. You are steps away from joining a Great Place to Work© and we would love to meet you soon!