Aer Rianta International (ARI)
ARI is one of the largest and most significant players in the global travel retail industry. We own and manage duty free and duty paid retail outlets in Europe, The Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas. From pioneering beginnings when we opened the world’s first duty free shop in Shannon Airport in 1947, we now employ over 3,000 people worldwide and manage a turnover in excess of $1 billion. ARI’s head office is based in Dublin, Ireland and is a wholly owned subsidiary of daa plc.
ARI Buying Function
ARI has established a high performing Buying team based across our global business. We have split buying into three main categories – Beauty, Liquor & Tobacco and Souvenirs/Accessories. Each category is then broken down by region – Europe and North America, Middle East and APAC. A large portion of the Global Buying team sits in ARI’s Head Office in Dublin, Ireland but we also have local Buyers based onsite in each region. The Buying team has the responsibility to build and develop on the current success of the business and ensure that the exciting plans, objectives and profitable revenues of the company are achieved by implementing an effective category and product strategy in each location.
You will be responsible for implementation and delivery of the Luxury Category strategy for Ireland. You are responsible for the day to day management of vendors and range management in terms of reviewing/managing existing product ranges. This is a critically important role in ensuring that retail standards and execution of the category buying strategy is implemented to the highest level in stores in ARI Ireland. Reporting to the Global Buying Manager, this role will work closely with the Operations team, collaborating with colleagues to optimise local business unit performance.
Vendor management: Implements and monitors category strategy, new vendor agreements and JBRs for Luxury in Ireland. This person is responsible for;
Operations relationship: Builds and maintains excellent collaborative working relationship with local management and store teams to ensure delivery of sales against targets/budgets, profit, optimum sell-thru and customer experience.