Job Openings Manager, Buying - Packaged Food

About the job Manager, Buying - Packaged Food

Key Responsibility:

  • Managing my own category to reach yearly targeted budget with cost consciousness
    • Keep tracking daily, weekly and monthly sales performance and planning for strategy to achieved sales target
    • Analyzing for the opportunity to gain more profit through Sale & Margin simulation
    • Increasing customer penetration by promotion strategy, new product development and low price product
    • Review product range and analyzing gap with customer behavior to improve the variety of Optimizing space and display range to increase product availability and also maximizing the return of profit regarding to space using
    • Initialing Pricing Strategy and Price Structure to maximize range performance
    • Exploring about distribution opportunity of my own category and execute further action to gain more profit
    • Simplifying execution plan for store operation
  • Ensuring high competitiveness and differentiation of my own category
    • Being professional in brand and product positions within my category and spotting the opportunity
    • Building customer royalty by letting them aware of my product and branding
    • Initialing New Product Development to be on plan and also has smooth execution with cross functional team
    • Sourcing reasonable price, high quality product and trustworthy vendor, working closely with them as business partner for business growth
    • Promoting products brand in Lotus's. Briefing and Reviewing the media used for communication with person in charge
  • Managing vendors performance, identifying and assessing potential new venders as well as building long term relationship with currently available venders. Including understand venders target, KPI and any concerns to bring the win-win negotiation scenario.
    • Managing small and medium vendor (SME: Small and Medium Enterprises) with potential profile
    • Managing Big firm & well-known brand venders and also FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
    • Managing Own Import Product and Own brand product(Under brand Lotus's, Nax-Nax, Aliv and etc.)
  • Conduct regular store (and website visits) to understand how my ranges have landed in store, keeping abreast of competitor and category developments to inform future range development

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years in Commercial buyer or merchandiser experiences with Retail/ Dynamic Business company
  • Bachelors degree or higher in any related fields
  • Extensive buyer experience in Food (Packaged food or related product) would be an advantage
  • Outstanding Negotiation Skill
  • Product knowledge
  • Excel (Expert level) skill
  • Report preparation and data analysis skill
  • Product range and trade planning
  • Vender management skill
  • New product development
  • Communication and team player skill
  • Category Development
  • Leadership skill and attribute
    • Growth Mindset
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Situation Leadership skill
    • Empathy
    • Delegation skill
    • Agility and resilience
    • Entrepreneurial skill