15 May 2017

Retail Company – Retailer Buyer Job in Kenya

Job Salary: 15000 base plus commission.

Location: Nairobi.

Our client dealing in retail trade (jewelry, African art, crafts, precious and semi-precious stones) with scope of operation at the local and international levels is recruiting for a competent Retailer Buyer.

Job Summary
The incumbent will be responsible for identifying and procuring goods and services that the organization requires. Identify external material needs of the organization, find services providers who can supply goods, negotiate for prices and arrange for the purchase and delivery of the goods.

Job Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate supplier options according to prices, quality etc. and determine the best choices.
  • Discover and purchase new products and check the quality and popularity of those already on our shelves.
  • Negotiate terms of agreements to achieve the best deal for our company.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with the contracts of purchase.
  • Monitor stock levels.
  • Reacting to changes in demand and logistics.
  • Meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract.
  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products.
  • Liaising with other departments within the organization to ensure projects are completed.
  • Create reports on sales, budgets and customer satisfaction and adjust your strategies accordingly.
  • Forge and maintain trust relationships with suppliers to promote fair dealing.
  • Any other duties as maybe assigned.


  • At least diploma in stores management/ purchasing and supplies management or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • At least 2 years’ proven experience as a retail buyer or relevant role.
  • Outstanding communication abilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrable aptitude in effective negotiating.
  • Up to speed with purchasing best practices.
  • Familiarity with market research, data analysis and forecasting techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of purchasing software is an advantage.

How to Apply
Deadline: Interested parties should send their online applications on or before 19th May 2017

Correspondence: Applications and detailed CV to be submitted online at

Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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