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Buying and Merchandising Manager

Quest Search & Selection


Ref: GP340-1768

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client, one of the leaders in Retail & Distribution in the Middle East, is looking for a Buying and Merchandising Manager to join their team in Kuwait. Ideally you should have a strong background in homeware retail and in executing strategies that drives business growth.

As the Buying and Merchandising Manager, you will:

- Develop your assigned product range and drive strategies to exceed sales and profit budgets
- Manage and develop the buying and merchandising team
- Oversee the delivery of weekly, monthly and quarterly sales reports
- Ensure delivery of the agreed profitability across categories
- Lead in the development of a network of suppliers to ensure consistent delivery
- Monitor and deliver category and range performances against financial objectives
- Develop and implement buying plans, product development, purchasing and range sales


- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Management, or equivalent
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Buying and Merchandising Manager in the Retail & Distribution sector – specifically handling the homeware category
- Excellent project management skills, attention to details, and MS Office skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Arabic proficiency is an advantage

If this position is of interest to you and you feel that you have the skills that we’re looking for, apply with your updated CV today.

About the Company

Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.

With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:

Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.

We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.

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