Buying Associate in Lagos, Nigeria


Logistics and Supply Chain
Logistics and Supply Chain
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Work directly with merchandising team to purchase fashion merchandise locally and internationally. In addition you will assist in analyzing market and trade data to provide through understanding of customers.


  • Make frequent market trips.
  • Plan and select merchandise assortments.
  • Represent the organization to vendors.
  • Negotiate with vendors for favorable terms and services.
  • Price merchandise to generate desired profits.
  • Experiment with new merchandising trends and vendors.
  • Identify fast-selling and slow-selling products.
  • Maintain well-balanced stocks and assortments.
  • Manage the buying plan.
  • Analyze competition to evaluate their merchandise assortment, prices and merchandise presentation.
  • Forecast consumer demand and market trends.
  • Assist with developing merchandising strategies for a product line.
  • Develop an awareness of fashion trends.
  • Identify needs and wants of consumer.
  • Generate reports as required.


  • Ability to spend plenty of time in the market scouting for the right merchandize.
  • A strong sense for fashion and interpreting trends.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with fashion markets locally and internationally.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Excellent human relationship building skills.
  • Proven track record of setting and achieving goals.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Proved leadership skills.
  • High enthusiasm about fashion.
  • Excellent analytical ability.
  • Ability to use computers especially Excel.
  • B.Sc Minimum.
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