Generate sales by ensuring that the Guardian target customers are provided with the products and services that they want.
Seek innovative products sourced throughout the world to provide newness, differentiation and interest in the Guardian offer.
Develop attractive and interesting promotional events which follow pre agreed selling plan
Work closely with retail and sales management to ensure that store layouts. Promotions and display techniques are effective in maximizing sales and profit from the specific merchandise categories.
Keep abreast of retail environment by paying regular visits to stores and competitors and take appropriate action to ensure competitive advantage is maintained.
Develop cataloguing matrix to ensure that varying customersí needs are satisfied in different localities.
Establish and maintain effective margin and price controls which maximize business profits whilst delivering a good value offer to the customer.
Negotiate and work with vendors to build mutually beneficial relationships to ensure long term strategic partnership, leading to lower costs and higher margin.
Maximize profit by utilizing category management techniques to manage assortments, pricing and promotion.
Manage stock levels and mark-downs to ensure that product availability is high yet ensure that cash flows is maximized controlling stock levels in both warehouse and stores within set targets.
Establish and maintain effective SKU control.
Develop and manage strategic partnerships with key suppliers to create win-win strategic relationships.
Actively exploit benefits of new merchandise management system ensuring sales, profit and costs are effectively managed.
Develop and train Subordinates ensuring that they are customer and product focused
Manage performance through the setting and reviewing of individualís performance
Build an effective and open working relationship both within the Merchandise Department and with other Departments.
Assert a high level of administrative control to ensure the smooth running of the specific Merchandise Department.
Bachelor degree in business or other relevant fields
At least 3-year experience in the same position
Passionate, energetic and action orientated
Influencing skills, analytical, customer centered, open to change, well planned
Good command in written and spoken English
Strong negotiation and communication skills
Strong sourcing networking and strong contractual management
Acute market sense
Be able to work under pressure and tight timeline
Be committed to DFIís Vision, Mission, and Values
DFI LUCKY PRIVATE LIMITED is an enterprise created to incorporate its branded chain of subsidiaries including supermarket, quick service restaurants, coffee bar, ice cream bar, and health and beauty ...