Buyer

  • Company: DFS Italia S.r.L. (Italy)
  • Location: Italy
  • Business group: Selective retailing
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: DFS00136
  • Date of publication: 2018.05.31

Position

  • For categories under his/her responsibility, monitoring and optimizing space productivity in store, curating the categories merchandise strategy to meet the needs of that store, ensuring a proper level of localization for the market.
  • The Buyer will search, select, negotiate and buy local brands and artisans to carry a local offer: food, wine, spirits and gifts. 
  • The Buyer will work directly with the store leadership to understand their individual customers and utilize that understanding in curating the categories product strategy for that consumer. He/she will be responsible for the success of the division's product offer measured by sales performance versus budget, space productivity growth and gross margin performance versus budget.

Profile

  • Must have Bachelor's Degree in purchasing
  • 4 - 6 years' experiences in Merchandising/Buying, with experience in Food, Wine and Spirits
  • Financial and analytical merchandising with a background in merchandising/planning preferred
  • 2 years experiences as Merchandise Manager-Buyer
  • Fluency in English and Italian, French as a plus
  • Solid experience in managing the buying activities, ideally from third party vendors in a multi-brand retail environment
  • Proficient in MS computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required
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