Job description / Role
Quest Search and Selection is working with a premier retail group currently looking for a Senior Buyer (Sportswear) to join their team in Dubai. We are ideally looking for someone with strong buying experience in the sportswear category, who will support the company is achieving the category’s strategic and financial objectives.
As Senior Buyer, you will:
- Formulate and determine buying plan and budget for the sportswear category
- Work with the Category Manager and align with the overall buying and merchandising plan all categories
- Keep abreast with the latest buying trends and identify new opportunities that the company can leverage on
- Source, recommend, and negotiate with vendors
- Monitor purchase orders and ensure that goods delivered are aligned with the agreed SLA
- Monitor and track procurement of merchandise
- Assist and support other departments/team members in events (e.g. launches, store promotions, etc.)
- Conduct regular store visits
- Bachelor's Degree, with at least 5 years’ experience as a Senior Buyer in the Fashion and Apparel sector
- Strong product knowledge, especially in the sportswear category
- Strong interest in fashion and knows the latest market trends
- Strong presentation, data analysis, project management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Self-starter, well-organized, detail-oriented, can work independently and/or with a team
If this sounds as something that would interest you, please do apply with your updated CV and contact details.
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.