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Retail Buyer and Purchasing Officer
Retail Buyer and Purchasing Officer Universal Fans is the leading ventilation and ceiling fan specialist with over 20 years in the industry. With a Melbourne showroom and a very busy e-commerce business, we're looking for an experienced and organised person to assist with the buying and inventory planning in our company. This is a varied and sophisticated role in a growing business, which requires someone who is result driven and has great problem solving skills.
Duties will include: Analyse consumer demand and sales data to forecast and project stock needs; Review historical data and market trends to recommend new products and product categories of interest; Support management in the design of a long term strategy and new product introduction; Develop reports to determine and set seasonal replenishment, considering space planning and budgetary requirements; Liaise with external suppliers regarding product pricing and stock availability; Raise and expedite purchase orders to external suppliers; Manage inventory levels as well as monitor and report relevant product information to various departments; Negotiate contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements; Liaise with sales, marketing and management to develop sales strategies and pricing strategies based on purchasing opportunities and market analysis; Manage resolutions for damaged, missing or incorrect products on delivery. Experience and skills required: At least three years’ experience within purchasing, inventory management and procurement A solid comprehension of the sales and operations processes An understanding of e-commerce portals Involvement with estimating and projecting reports Experience in managing ERP systems Intermediate Microsoft Office skills - Advanced skills in Excel Excellent verbal and written communication skills A high attention to detail Working in an intimate but busy setting, this is an exciting opportunity to work with our friendly team. Full and comprehensive training will be provided for the role.
If this sounds like the opportunity for you please upload your CV and an introductory cover letter outlining why you want to work for us..