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  • Global Buying Manager - Specialist Products

    Job Locations IE-Global
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    ID
    2018-2049
    Number of Openings
    1
    Category
    Buyer
  • Overview

    ARI is a 1 billion turnover Global Travel Retail business with operations stretching from North America, Europe, Middle East and Australasia. ARI was the worlds’ first ever Travel Retail business. In 2017, the business launched a new strategy for the next 3-year period of growth. This new strategy requires the company to change organisation structures, systems, processes & procedures.

     

    The Global Buying Manager role is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned buying professional to take responsibility for executing the strategy for the category across the regions, to ensure the delivery of the regional financial KPIs. They will work closely with the Global Head of Category to ensure that the global strategy is translated regionally and in line with ARIs company vision. This candidate will ensure that they use all resources and insights available to them in relation to consumer research, to ensure that the strategy within their region is adjusted according to market trends. The individual will have excellent communications skills and the ability to build and influence cross functional relationships.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Retail Purchasing and/or Merchandising management.
    • Excellent negotiation, influencing and communication skills.
    • Proven Track record for developing world class category strategies.
    • Excellent analytical, numerical and presentation skills.
    • Excellent understanding of category management and retail systems
    • An in-depth knowledge of the key industry players within their category is essential.
    • Proven ability to employ a collaborative partnership approach with vendors to build brand equity, drive revenues and deliver profit.
    • The ability to lead a team of buyers at a local level and proactively identify team members for succession and company talent plans.
    • The individual will have demonstrated the confidence and industry knowledge to develop and deploy a competitive benchmarking process for the buying team, including store visits, cross channel assortments, promotion and pricing analysis

    Responsibilities

    Category Strategy & Budgeting:

    • Developing and delivery of the category strategy.
    • Supporting & delivery of the annual Category budget.
    • Sets out JBPs with vendors for the Category
    • Sets the Product Retail selling price aligned to company price policy.
    • Supports the Global Head of Category in annual Trade terms negotiations and all T&C’s that effect margin.
    • Identifies new vendors and agrees commercial terms.
    • Builds and agrees category annual promotional/activity plans.
    • Sets annual supplier budgets.
    • Define the range and assortment and space allocation for the Category.
    • Manages all markdown and clearance plans.
    • Sets detailed KPIs on margin compliance, markdowns, stock turn, aged stock management and sell through.
    • Builds annual suppliers stock demand forecast with the category planning department.

     

    Information & Data:

    • Maintains an accurate knowledge bank of refits, capex inputs, margin and any other pertinent information for each brand in the category per region and globally.
    • Plans and refits and store layouts and adjacencies
    • Completes daily and weekly category analysis, monitors stock forecasting and on shelf availability and addresses issues immediately (weeks cover, sell through, markdowns)
    • Supports business development and Head of Category with pertinent KPIs and brand and regional insights for new bids

     

    People Management:

    • Supports Head of Category in delivery of winning bids business case.
    • Manages the; weekly activities, performance management and delivery of business objectives with buyers.
    • Identifies, develops and mentors talent for buying team succession planning.
    • Ensures continuous positive growth of working relationships with brands.

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