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23/11 Kanika Dussa
Senior Consultant at Randstad India Pvt Ltd

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Buying & Merchandising Manager - FMCG (8-10 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 1184261


Required Education Level: MBA preferred. A graduate with proven performance and requisite experience can be considered.

Required abilities, skills, and knowledge: Good Analytical skills, knowledge of retail, experience in buying and category management, and brand and relationship management experience.

Key Responsibilities & Key Performance Indicators-

Assisting the Category Manager responsible for the category for all the stores across India

- Assisting the Category Manager with the selection of the right product mix.

- Writing, placing, and tracking purchase orders.

- Negotiating with vendors and building positive, long-term relationships.

- Research new suppliers and make recommendations to the Category Manager.

- Preparing competitive retail and pricing strategies.

- Planning, monitoring, and maintaining suitable inventory levels.

- Assist in preparing budgets and forecasting purchasing trends.

- Compiling reports on product performance and statistics.

- Coordinating between Shop floor teams, Warehouse, and Replenishment team

- Nurture brand relationships and manage day-to-day communication with brands/suppliers. Accompany them where appropriate on store visits

- Provide detailed category analysis to assist in deriving insight into the category and competitors- analysis of the market, the consumer & competitors.

- Creation and commentary of weekly and monthly category reports

- Creation of monthly depletion reports with brands/suppliers before the 5th of every month

- Assist in managing monthly promotion claims with brands/suppliers. Coordinate with the finance department to raise debit notes and follow up on payments of the same.

- Prepare reports as per business requirement

- Perform all tasks with a strong sense of urgency and a focus on delivering value to the business.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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