Retail Buyer

The Client

Based in Lakemba, New South Wales, our latest client specialises in the wholesaling and retailing of high quality and affordable mobile phones and telecommunication devices such as Apple, Samsung, Sony, Oppo, Blackberry, and more! To accommodate for the business’ growth and success, the company is currently seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join its team as Retail Buyer.

The Role

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary package and career progression that can only be gained being a part of a growing organisation. In return, you will be a proactive Retail Buyer with a professional approach.

The Responsibilities

  • Inspects, compares and purchases mobile and electronic products directly from suppliers

  • Ensures all products pass the regulatory requirements of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

  • Decides new product models to re-sell based on market research findings

  • Determines sale prices based on supply and demand

  • Collects and analyses product feedback from consumers

  • Negotiates and agrees with suppliers about product warranties and other applicable consumer privileges

  • Manages product returns and repair requests

  • Plans, creates and manages stock control

  • Determines fast-moving and slow-moving products based on daily sales reports and plans purchase schedules based on findings

  • Searches and purchases mobile and electronic products for sale

  • Ensures all products have adequate stocks to last each sale cycle

  • Contacts suppliers to replenish merchandise

  • Conducts quality assurance checks upon arrival of new stocks

  • Obtains information from suppliers and salespeople about trending products and reorganises purchase strategies based on findings

  • Makes stock decisions based on product market value, geographical demands, and competition

  • Controls the flow of goods based on supply and demand

  • Anticipates customer demand to ensure that the right mobile models are displayed when the demand is at its highest

  • Maintains communication with regular suppliers and discusses purchase arrangements

  • Keeps aware of relevant legal information such as consumer rights and store licensing

  • Liaises with product manufacturers, suppliers and salespeople to exchange relevant information about mobile consumer trends

  • Discusses with liaisons about planning, budgeting, promoting and advertising campaigns applicable to the mobile market

  • Searches and negotiates with new suppliers and product manufacturers based on business supply needs

The Requirements

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Relevant diploma qualifications for the role

  • Experience within a related industry is preferable

  • Knowledgeable and interested in retail market trends

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Good commercial awareness

  • Effective planning and organisation skills

  • Good with numbers

  • Willing to travel and work flexible hours

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