Retail Buyer
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We plan on hiring a skilled Retail Buyer to choose and purchase lines of products/services on behalf of the company. This job role is crucial as our business activities cannot initiate without having the necessary stock. As a Retail Buyer, you must be willing to take the responsibility. You will also be negotiating with the supplies to secure competitive prices. You need to make certain that we always have a sufficient stock that helps meet our requirements. This will help us deliver utmost value to our clients via high-quality products and facilitate exponential growth.

If you feel you are suitable for this role, we would like to meet you.


  • Analyse various supplier options according to quality, price, etc and pick the best one
  • Identify target audience preferences and forecast the consumer trends
  • Explore and purchase new products and assure their quality along with the popularity of the ones that are already on the shelves
  • Negotiate the agreement terms with the suppliers to achieve the best deals for our company
  • Ensure timely product delivery along with compliance to the purchase contracts
  • Monitor stock levers and make plans for purchasing within the decided budget
  • Create sales reports, budgets and plan your strategies accordingly
  • Attend fairs, events, exhibitions to stay updated with the latest market trends


  • BA/BSc in Business Administration or related field. High School Diploma candidate with relevant experience could also be considered
  • Proven work experience as a Retail Buyer
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable about best practices to be followed when purchasing
  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Understanding of market research, forecasting techniques, and data analysis
  • Proficient in MS Office and other basic computing tasks
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