Senior Buyer, Fresh at Hubmart Stores Limited

Hubmart Stores Limited is a retail shopping chain of Nigerian heritage, offering multi-format stores in various locations and positioned to offer customers world-class shopping experience as well as a vast range of products. Our unique value proposition lies in our excellent customer service as well as our superior capabilities in the fresh categories. Job Title: Senior Buyer, FreshDepartment: Category ManagementJob DescriptionA Senior Buyer is responsible for planning and selecting a range of products to sell on a retail platform.When sourcing products, Buyers must focus on two areas: sourcing new product along with ensuring improved prices are obtained on existing items to maximize profits.A full understanding of the customer’s needs is required to ensure not only is a commercially viable range provided, but it is done at competitive prices.Keeping up to date with market trends and reacting to changes in demand are also key elements of the role. Retail buyers have a considerable amount of responsibility and autonomy in what is often a pressured environment.The position Senior Buyer - Fresh entails:Analyzing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends and reacting to changes in demandSound knowledge of the cold chain managementGood knowledge of Fresh business dynamicsRegularly reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levelsMaintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future productsMeeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contractLiaising with other departments within the organization such as Finance, Inbound & Production Teams to ensure products are sourced and uploaded to the site seamlesslyAttending trade fairs to select and assemble a new collection of products;Participating in promotional activities;Presenting new ranges to senior retail managers;Training and mentoring junior staff. 

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