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Online-store consumer electronics buyer

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On-line store buyer-consumer electronics EMEA

A successful Buyer will have the responsibility for managing and driving multiple category businesses for our Client. This includes driving the assortment, promotions and relationships necessary to build upon our existing merchandising strategy.

As we expand our online stores globally a broad merchandise strategy that includes a world class assortment of 3rd party products is pivotal to our success. Effectively assorting the right products for the stores means striking a fine balance between establishing a unique and innovative selection to drive interest and traffic and a selection of product that will drive meaningful increases in revenues and affinity for the stores.

The Buyer needs to possess a solid track record of results realised in his/her career (defined by sales, margins, customer satisfaction and effective processes) coupled with an expert knowledge of the business in terms of trends, demand analysis and promotion efficacy.

Key Responsibilities/
Accountabilities

• Responsible for the online assortment of products across our EMEA region
• Set pricing through margin analysis and competitor research
• Drive principles and vision for category merchandising
• Establish category promotion calendar (rolling 12 months)
• Negotiate contract terms with OEMs and Suppliers and maintain supplier relations
• Guide the stores’ business based on market analysis, intuition and actual results
• Drive buy-in of merchandise selection among senior leaders

Key Measures of Success

• Category sales/ revenue growth
• Increasing profitability of category
• Customer satisfaction with merchandise selection
• Build customer loyalty
• Timely assortment of innovative product
• Best in class Assortment
• Build and maintain strategic supplier relationships


Decision Making Authority

• Products
• Pricing
• Promotions

Key Competencies/Knowledge/Experiences

• Exemplary buying and supplier management abilities
• Technology/Consumer Electronics with International experience preferred
• Demonstrated track record of driving results with integrity and focus on long term strategic imperatives
• Principled and transparent approach to decision making and communications
• Keen knowledge and ability to effectively analyze and apply findings about industry dynamics
• Outstanding ability to establish and drive world-class merchandising processes
• Track record for establishing trusting relationships and communications with senior executives
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries
• Excellent account management and negotiation abilities
• Bachelor’s Degree

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