Category Buyer (Supermarkets) – Black & Grey HR – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Black & Grey HR is recruiting for a chain of supermarkets across UAE. Our client is looking for a Category Buyer (who will be responsible for sourcing fresh produce, fruits, fish and meat and managing vendors. The successful candidate will be able to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and find more profitable suppliers.
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<br />The ideal candidate will have experience with a leading Supermarket / Hypermarket / FMCG / HoReCa company in UAE with established vendor contacts.
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<br />Your responsibilities be focused around executing purchasing strategies. Tracking and reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness. All this while crafting negotiation strategies and closing deals with optimal terms. 
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<br />Responsibilities
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<br />Develop, lead and execute Supermarket purchasing strategies
<br />Proven experience sourcing fresh produce, fruits, fish and meat
<br />Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
<br />Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
<br />Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation
<br />Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
<br />Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
<br />Assess, manage and mitigate risks
<br />Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
<br />Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
<br />Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
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<br />RequirementsProven working experience as buyer, agent or officer in a supermarket in UAE
<br />Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
<br />Interest in market dynamics along with business sense
<br />A knack for negotiation and networking
<br />Working experience of vendor management software
<br />Ability to gather and analyse data and to work with figures
<br />Solid judgement along with decision making skills
<br />Strong leadership capabilities
<br />BS degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
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<br />BenefitsCompetitive Salary plus benefits
<br />Opportunity to work with a growing chain of Super/hypermarkets
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Job Details

Posted Date: 2020-06-07
Job Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Job Role: Purchasing and Procurement
Company Industry: Purchasing & Procurement

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Career Level: Mid Career

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