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As a Retail Buyer, your primary responsibility will be to source and procure merchandise for a retail establishment. You will be responsible for selecting the right products, negotiating with suppliers, and ensuring that the retail store maintains a profitable and attractive product assortment. Your role involves staying updated with market trends, understanding customer preferences, and making data-driven decisions to drive sales and enhance the retail business's overall profitability.


  • Identifying customer preferences and forecasting consumer trends
  • Evaluating supplier options according to prices, quality etc. and determining the best choices
  • Discovering and purchasing new products and checking the quality and popularity of those already on our shelves
  • Conduct market research to identify current and emerging trends in the retail industry.
  • Analyze sales data, customer preferences, and historical buying patterns to make informed decisions about the product assortment.
  • Select and curate merchandise that aligns with the store's target market and brand image.
  • Identify potential suppliers and build strong relationships with them.
  • Negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions with suppliers to secure favourable deals and ensure competitive product costs.
  • Manage supplier performance and address any issues or discrepancies promptly.
  • Monitor and control inventory levels to optimize stock levels and minimize overstock or stockouts.
  • Forecast demand and plan inventory replenishment to meet customer needs.
  • Set pricing strategies that balance customer demand, market trends, and profitability goals.
  • Monitor product performance and adjust prices as needed to maximize revenue and margin.
  • Ensure that all purchased products meet quality standards and comply with relevant regulations and safety requirements.
  • Conduct quality checks and inspections as needed.
  • Plan for seasonal changes and promotional events, ensuring that the product assortment is relevant and appealing to customers.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to support promotional campaigns.
  • Analyze sales data, inventory turnover, and product performance to identify opportunities and areas for improvement.
  • Prepare regular reports on sales, inventory, and buying activities for management review.
  • Attend trade shows and supplier visits to discover new products and suppliers, and to stay updated with industry trends.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Retail Management, or a related field is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a Retail Buyer or in a similar role, with a track record of successful buying decisions.
  • Deep knowledge of retail industry trends, consumer behaviour, and market dynamics in the UAE.
  • Strong negotiation and supplier management skills.
  • Outstanding communication abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrable aptitude in effective negotiating
  • Up to speed with purchasing best practicesAnalytical mindset and the ability to use data to drive buying decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with suppliers and internal teams.
  • Familiarity with inventory management and retail software systems.
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic (spoken and written) is preferred, given the multicultural environment in the UAE.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Job Details

Role Function: Marketing , Purchase Work Type: Full-Time
Role Level: Mid-Level Country: United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Category: Fashion/Apparels Company Website: www.talentmate.com
Skills & Expertise
Market Analysis Market Research Multi-Tasking Good Communication Skill Market Knowledge

What We Offer

  • Health Insurance
  • Visa
  • Paid Annual Leaves
  • Maternity and Paternity Leaves

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