Tesco Lotus

Buying Manager - Baby Diaper & Baby Accessories

Tesco Lotus
Posted on 11-Oct-21

Buying Manager - Baby Diaper & Baby Accessories

Tesco Lotus

Job Highlights

  • Buyer, Merchandiser
  • Minimum 5 year's experience in buying role
  • Having experience in Grocery Non Food

Job Description

Responsibilities :

  • Ensure my category has a long term customer led plan based on Category Role and Strategy Driving Underlying Sales
    • Know who are our strategic customers and how they shop with us
    • Clear understanding of optimum space required and flow and adjacency
    • Range product to maximize return on space
    • Understanding Pricing Strategy and Price Structure to maximize range performance
    • Understand distribution opportunity (format) for own category §Simplify execution plan for store operation
  • Able to build brand to ensure high competitiveness and differentiation of own category
    • Know brand and product positions in your category and spot opportunity
    • Understand how to build a good brand and register into customer mind
    • Product development process, and roles of support functions
    • Pick right vendor and work closely as business partner to grow business
    • How to promote the brand in Tesco; brief your communication for media
  • Managing supplier performance, identifying and assessing potential new suppliers as well as building long term supplier relationships
    • Manage small vendor (SME)§Manage Big, FMCG, Big Brand vendor
    • Manage Own Import
    • Understand well vendor KPIs or concerns; communicate well what we want concerns and turn to win-win position
  • Conduct regular store (and website visits) to understand how my ranges have landed in store, keeping abreast of competitor and category developments to inform future range development
  • Know about other support functions and how to work best as a team
    • Merchandise Planner/ Supply Chain/ SRD/ Support Office/ Commercial in formats
  • Forecasting and managing my budgets effectively, always being cost conscious

 Qualification :

  •  A minimum of 5 years' experience in Commercial buying experiences and understanding on how it operates in stores
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in any related fields
  • Extensive buying experience in Grocery Non Food especially in Baby category would be a BIG PLUS.
  • Strong using excel and Power BI would be BIG plus
  • Supplier and stakeholder management skills
  • Communication Skilsl & Negotiation Skills
  • Category Plan, Development and Management

People Department
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629/1 Nawamintr Rd., Nuanchan, Buengkoom Bangkok 10230

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
5 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

At Tesco Lotus, we get up every morning and questioned ourselves daily on how we can serve our customers better. With the guiding principle of ‘nobody tries harder’ we have been successfully serving our customers for 22 years, reaching over 15 million customers. For each and every single customer, we have been striving to touch their heart in each and every little way through our 1,800 outlets from hypermarkets, supermarket, and express stores. We engage with over 30 million people on a daily-basis through Digital platforms, which consists of Facebook, Line, Website, Mobile Aps, and our latest technology I-beacon.

Today, not only we are the leader in Brick & Mortar, we are also the pioneer in Grocery Online shopping since 2012. With the ever-changing needs of customers, we have served hundred-thousands of customers online through website and state-of-the-art mobile application.

At Tesco Lotus, you will be working with our ‘finest leaders’ along with our big family of more than 60,000 colleagues at our head office (2,300), stores and distribution centres (57,700), together with the mindset of ability to change the world.

“At Tesco Lotus, we are looking for people who are the change-agent with a passion to grow. People who has the ability to think differently.

Additional Company Information

Wholesale / Retail