Category Buyer / Procurement Officer at Glover Retail

 Employment Nigeria 14-Feb-2022 ₦Not Available LAGOS , IKOYI , Marketing and Sales   Procurement  

Glover Retail is currently recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Category Buyer / Procurement Officer

Location: Ikoyi, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Analyzing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends;
  • Prior Supermarket procurement experience will be an added advantage.
  • Must be able to evaluate suppliers and buy items.
  • Must be able to analyse and compare financial reports and pricing proposals form several trusted suppliers before negotiating terms.
  • Must be able to handle all customer and supplier inquiries regarding orders, status, changes and invoice payment.
  • Create purchase order and send them to chosen vendors.
  • Ensuring that the product inventory is always incompliance with company policy.
  • Following up with suppliers for confirmation of order and ensure deliveries are prompt.
  • Assist in researching new vendors and comparing competitive suppliers.
  • Regularly reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels;
  • Managing plans for 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;
  • Participating in promotional activities;
  • Writing reports and forecasting sales levels;
  • Presenting new ranges to senior retail managers;
  • Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services
  • Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability that meets consumer demands
  • Determine the positioning of a product category to maximize visibility
  • Liaise with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
  • Collaborate with buyers and merchandisers to expand product categories
  • Make forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory
  • Assume responsibility of budget development and revenue for category
  • Works closely with sales team to determine optimal pricing through analysis of sales trends, competitors, buying habits and planograms of products to promote sales opportunities.
  • Leads a team that provides category insights and proposals by analyzing marketing and customer data and monitoring relevant market conditions.


  • Candidates should possess a  Bachelor's Degree qualification with at least 2 years work experience.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent communicator - demonstrating a high level of competence with
  • Presentations
  • Written reports
  • Correspondence
  • Persuasiveness
  • Listening skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Budget management skills
  • Strategic awareness
  • Networking skills at a senior level
  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Personable
  • Research Oriented
  • Professional demeanour
  • Flexibility


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a recent copy of their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • Only candidates with FMCG retail supermarket experience will be considered for the vacancy.
  • Candidates who live around the Island and close to the Island should apply.

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