Our client located in Springvale, Victoria is a popular Indian grocery store and they are looking for an experienced, positive and hardworking Retail Buyer to join their team.
The successful candidate is also expected to be highly knowledgeable of all Indian groceries and is required to travel to India for identifying new stocks and meet with suppliers.
Some of the duties will include but are not limited to:
Monitoring sales data and stock levels, and studying trade, manufacturers' and market information
To keep informed of changing market conditions
Negotiating purchase, promotion and supply arrangements with suppliers
Designing and implementing pricing, marketing, promotional and display strategies
Liaising with management on long-term
Planning and sales promotions
Establishing working plans according to seasonal and budgetary requirements
Anticipating consumer trends and determining quantity, style and quality of goods to be purchased
Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to speak an Indian language and/or mother tongue will be necessary
Good computer skills
Demonstrated business acumen and prior experience
Excellent knowledge of Asian groceries
Designing, strategizing and planning of marketing and promotional campaigns and activities
Implementing of pricing strategies and methods
Bulk buying of FMCG; particularly in Asian groceries
Excellent customer service and friendly disposition is highly regarded
Relevant trade qualifications will be necessary; at least a Certificate 3 or equivalent standard
Willingness to travel interstate and overseas (India) for work.
Must be able to read, write and speak the English language. Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively with customers
Good work references from previous employers