Buyer Retail Hardware - Port Elizabeth

To facilitate the effective management of hardware goods at a regional level (Cement, Wet Trade, Metals & Fencing, Roofing, Joinery, Structural Timber and Boards.

Key Responsibilities:

Improve loyalty of retailers in conjunction with ROMs
Manage growth for retailers
Manage supply chain and conduct regular meetings with regional and national suppliers
Manage Retailer Supplier Trade Agreements with approval from Central office
Manage all promotional deals and pricing of promotions in the region
Negotiate and achieve budgeted drop shipment and retail gross profits
Effectively launch house brand products at retail including point of sale and stands
Offer leadership and advice to retailers in respect of category related issues
Drive DC loyalty in terms of monitoring sales and new products

Minimum Matric with National Certificate/Diploma in Marketing Management or related
Diploma/Degree in Purchasing or Commerce highly advantageous
2 years Buying experience in hardware retail environment
3 – 5 years in-store retail management experience – essential
Strong negotiation and communication skills
Computer literate
Team player who can work independently
Must have driver’s license

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