Senior Private Label specialist
JOB TITLE: Senior Private Label specialist
EMPLOYER: Azerbaijan Supermarket LLC DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2021-02-03 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2021-03-05

Location: Head Office
Position: Senior Private Label specialist
Direct Reports: Private Label

Summary and Purpose of Role:

Private Label buyer ensures implementation of the PL strategy in a line with organization goals and objectives. PL Buyer is responsible for searching suppliers for private label products, ensuring effective and timely supply process. The Buyer ensures implementation of PL-related marketing and merchandising strategies, budgets, stock levels, sales trends, and profit objectives.

Job Role Responsibilities:

- Conducting market research, analyze market trends and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying decisions;
- Analyzing past sales data to anticipate trends in consumer buying pattern;
- Collaborating with trading team to clarify PL purchase requisitions, identify departmental needs, and refine specifications for future purchase orders;
- Sourcing and selecting new products by attending national and international PL fairs and events;
- Investigating and cultivating new sources for supplies and products;
- Building relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing, terms and conditions;
- Evaluating offers in accordance with company’s PL strategy;
- Carrying out complete contract and documentation cycle;
- Processing purchasing transactions according to state and company policies and procedures;
- Solving occurring problems with orders in an efficient and timely manner;
- Updating PL inventory at DC and stores to ensure that stocks are kept at appropriate levels;
- Assisting visual merchandisers in planning PL products layouts in stores to promote key lines;
- Working with advertising department in order to promote PL products;
- Monitoring market changes, competitor prices and products;
- Assessment of new marketing and sales opportunities, presentation of those estimations to the respective management;
- Preparing daily, weekly, monthly, yearly reports and analytics
- Working out and implementing category-based PL share increase strategy

Requirements to candidate

- Degree in Marketing, (International) Business, Finance or any other related field is an advantage
- Experience in Private Label field (at best, practical experience in a similar position)
- Good understanding of sales and marketing strategies
- Well-developed communicational skills and a customer orientation
- Knowledge about budget management, stock management, procurement, international trade and taxations
- Ability to easily comprehend and organize shipment processes
- Good command of Russian, English, Azerbaijani languages
- Negotiation skills
- Organizational, multi-tasking and time-management skills
- Communication – written, oral and presentation

Interested candidates can send their CVs to email with “Senior Private label specialist” in subject.

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