Senior Buyer Fashion in Lagos, Nigeria

at Jumia

Sales/Business Development
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description


  • A Senior Buyer is responsible for planning and selecting a range of products to sell on a retail platform. When sourcing products, Buyers must focus on two areas: sourcing new product along with ensuring improved prices are obtained on existing items to maximize profits.
  • A full understanding of the customer's needs is required to ensure not only is a commercially viable range provided, but it is done at competitive prices.
  • Keeping up to date with market trends and reacting to changes in demand are also key elements of the role. Retail buyers have a considerable amount of responsibility and autonomy in what is often a pressured environment.

The position Senior Buyer - Fashion entails:

  • Analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends and reacting to changes in demand
  • Regularly reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels
  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products
  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract
  • Liaising with other departments within the organisation such as Finance, Inbound & Production Teams to ensure products are sourced and uploaded to the site seamlessly
  • Attending trade fairs to select and assemble a new collection of products;
  • participating in promotional activities;
  • Presenting new ranges to senior retail managers;
  • Training and mentoring junior staff.
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