License No.: OPs & HRD/3358/KAR/2013
Buying Unit Head – Home ware / Crockery
Category: Supply Chain Management
Career Level: Experienced
Number of Vacancies: 3
Required Qualification: Graduate (any), MASTER (Any)
Required Certification:
Required Experience (years): 10
Salary Per Month:   120000  Pak. Rupees
Allowances Offered: As per Company Policies
Required Gender: Any
Last Date: 15-Dec-2017
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Job Description:
Responsible for sourcing products and managing vendors (local and foreign), develop profitable and quality complying suppliers. Managing diverse team of buyers and analysts.

General Responsibilities:

Defining buying cycle andforecasting market trends in concerned categories for the successive years

Identifying, Preparing andplanning for each buying season

Analyzing consumer behaviorand recommending change in strategies accordingly

Developing Planograms anddisplay strategies and ensuring implementation

Planning for riskmitigation and quality assurance for each lot

Item and Vendor Selection

Developing procedures forvendor evaluation

Determine regionaldistribution of items’ quantities

Tracking and reporting keyfunctional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

Vendor portfoliomanagement: Cost and trade terms negotiation

Planning for transit timesfor each location

Perform cost and scenarioanalysis, and bench marking

Present monthlyfinancials and progress to Management.

Regularly reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels

Managing plans for stock levels

Job Specification:
Knowledge & Skills
·  Proven working experience as purchasing manager or sourcing agent
·  Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
·  Acute knowledge of developments in market with regards to product and trends
·  Knowledge of urban buying trends and preferences (both Karachi and Punjab)
·  Exposure of attending international trade fares and expos
·  A knack for negotiation and networking
·  Ability to gather and analyze data and to process numbers
·  Strong leadership capabilities
·  Demonstrated understanding of seasonal preferences, competitors, health and any other risks with regards to products, quality standard


Minimum graduation, preferably in supply chain or logistics, from a reputable institute.


Minimum 10 years' experience in buying or distribution of plastic ware, kitchen & cook ware, decoration items, crockery, home appliances, gifts, preferably with a renowned modern retail trade brand.

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