22 Sep 2022

Regional Buying And Merchandising Manager at Wasoko

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Job Description

This role will center around improving key terms of supplier relationships Wasoko increases its scale and operations. The Regional Buying Manager is a critical member of the team, reporting to the Global Head of Buying & Merchandising.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Previous working experience in B&M management for [5] years
  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
  • Hands-on experience in budgeting and purchasing management
  • Superb communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Outstanding negotiation skills
  • Problem solver with a strong analytical mindset
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Highly motivated and excellent work ethic
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design, plan and implement sourcing and purchasing strategies
  • Negotiate directly with multinational and local manufacturers to secure the best terms in procuring their products
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors; search and source potential new suppliers and vendors
  • Work with the various stakeholders in Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Finance and data across the company to streamline the workflow and reduce operating expenses
  • Sales mix optimization; create an optimal units sales mix while maintaining/improving the company’s profitability
  • Ensure Sales & Margins budgets are achieved by constantly monitoring the prices and costs.
  • Manage and control inventory levels to avoid markdowns and maximize products sell thru.
  • Negotiate optimal payment terms with suppliers to improve cash flow and liquidity
  • Track, measure and analyze company expenditures
  • Actively monitor organizational sales & margins growth to ensure cross market KPIs are being met and revised regularly
  • Ensure country level reports and meetings are done in a timely manner
  • Oversee the recruitment, hiring and training of new staff within the B & M team
  • Adhere to laws, rules and regulations

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 15 October. 2022


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