To assist in the general management and daily supervision of activities of the Country Division Merchandise function. Includes contributing to defining commercial strategy, effective implementation, negotiating with suppliers, pricing guidelines, etc
Implementing the Department Strategy and Category plans, selecting brands and items, setting the prices, etc. for large department
Setting targets and budgets for each commercial department in the Division for approval by the Division Manager
Monitoring economic performance of the assigned commercial departments across store formats – sales, gross margin, Profit & Loss – and consistency with the Company
Implementing Corporate policies, procedures and standards and recommending refinements taking into consideration Country needs for approval by the Division Manager and the Corporate Team
Defining and maintaining the local assortment and integrating the basic assortment for the Department/Categories
Pricing the items based on pricing guidelines and recommended prices for PL / imported items
Identifying local promo products and pricing each item and submitting forecasting/relevant reordering information to replenishment
Providing Corporate team with information regarding products needed – characteristics, positioning, etc. and quantities for international and regional contracts
Coordinating with other functions, Operations, Logistics and E&M as well as other areas in merchandise – Private label, Promo, Display, etc.
Selecting local suppliers, negotiating & purchasing in line with expected needs guided by with corporate guidelines and standards such as cost price, discounts, rebates, payments term discounts, etc.
Reviewing and attending to/resolving any issues with local suppliers
Ensuring timely input to Private Label development and Import purchases
Contributing to the company Promotional activities as required
Collecting market prices and conducting country price audits
Acting in the place of the Division Manager during his/her absence
Desired Skills and Experience
Resilience and Flexibility
Fluency in English is Essential. Arabic is an advantage
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in merchandising preferably for a leading retailer/FMCG sales experience