Associate Brand Manager

BEAUTY
Country :
United Arab Emirates
Region :
Dubaï
Town :
DUBAI
Category :
Sales
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time

Job description

Our Beauty Division has an opportunity for a new Associate Brand Manager to join their Distribution team. As an Associate Brand Manager, you will have to plan, direct and control the area‘s sales through its purchases of high quality merchandise at the most advantageous price, in order to meet and maintain merchandising standards and sales and profit objectives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Functional Responsibilities

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Place re-orders as applicable in consultation with buyers and communicate relevant information to all relevant parties in planning and supply chain.

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Assist sales staff and management with customer service by placing special orders and providing information on stock availability and product knowledge.

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To assist the Buyer to research and select from home and abroad, the best quality merchandise suppliers have to offer at the best price to maximise sales and profit margins. In conjunction with the Buyer to control the selection of merchandise for the Sales within the agreed markdown and to reach the agreed stock level.

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Maintain the return all faulty merchandise to the supplier with the accompanying red debit correctly made out to ensure the department receives a credit. Ensure that that all samples are returned to the supplier when no longer required as applicable.

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Enter the orders onto the system once the buyers returned from buying trip and ensure minimum discrepancies.

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Pay regular visits to warehouse to resolve any shipment discrepancies and delay and liaise with the suppliers in case of any variance/damage to prompt immediate corrective action.

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Maintain regular communication with suppliers as applicable. Assist with the efficient ordering delivery and payment of merchandise to reduce the likelihood of queries and problems.

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Maintain accurate database of vendor agreements and forward completed vendor agreements to Merchandise Planning.

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Consolidate buying feedback reports and provide buyers with reports and recommendations per brand portfolio

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:



Financial

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Net Sales

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Gross Margin

Business Effectiveness/ Productivity

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Inventory to budget compliance

Customer

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Internal Customer Satisfaction

KEY INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL INTERACTIONS:

Internal

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Frontline Management team

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Buyers

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Store Staff

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Commercial Merchandisers

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VM

External

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Principals

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Industry Peers/bodies

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Suppliers

JOB SKILLS:

Education

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High School in any discipline followed by qualification in Retailing or Retail Management/ Purchase/ Sales or related programs

Experience

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Good knowledge and experience in the (related) industry through work experience with international principals.

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Buying experience and expertise typically gained over a period of at least 3 - 5 years

Functional Skills

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Excellent planning, financial, communication and interpersonal skills. Proficient English (Arabic preferred). Keen to travel & develop network of professional & business relationships