Job Category: Health Care & Lifestyle
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Singapore

We are representing our client (a well-established FMCG retailer) to look for a Buyer to support the development and implementation of key strategies to maximize retail sales and achieve planned profit targets through stock control, cataloguing, pricing policy, and merchandise promotions.


1. Consumers

  • Understand consumers’ needs and wants, analyze their evolving shopping and buying patterns to increase sales and market share, for both online & offline markets.
  • Keep abreast with market/customer trends and respond appropriately, and anticipate/forecast future trends to make insightful buying decisions, bearing in mind the change/switch in shopping behaviour between online and offline markets.

2. Product

  • Source for new brands and products; and review existing merchandise to ensure competitiveness.
  • Manage the entire acquisition process for new products from sourcing, negotiating of prices to terms of contract.
  • Manage plans for stock levels, pre-empt and respond to changes in demand and supply and logistics-related challenges.
  • Work closely with relevant internal and external parties on activities to build brand awareness of new products, rejuvenate sales of slow moving products and to drive sales for existing products.
  • Perform regular competitor analysis to generate new ideas, increase intelligence and to determine price points.

3. Supply/Vendor Management

  • Source for new supplier / vendors and manage existing suppliers/vendors ensuring quality service is delivered at all times.
  • Ensure suppliers provide quality and safe products.
  • Negotiate with suppliers for better product assortment, better costing and support for A&P programs.
  • Build strong relationships with vendors, focusing on vendor management, brand acquisition and development.

4. Sales/Profitability of Merchandise

  • Conduct regular review of key performance indicators to keep abreast with latest market situations.
  • Manage the ROI of space to ensure achievement of targets for financial year.
  • Grow category sales; maximize margin to ensure profit growth.

5. Stock Management

  • Ensure shelf and inventory on store level are adequately stocked.
  • Perform monthly stock reconciliations.


  • At least a Diploma in Business Management/Sales & Marketing or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in retail merchandising/ product development of Beauty or Health category.
  • Able to build alliance with different stakeholders for executing the online and offline retail initiatives.
  • Able to strive in a fast-paced, high volume and dynamic environment.
  • Digitally savvy and active online, especially for health and beauty channel.
  • A good understanding of consumer behaviour in the new social world both online and offline is valued.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.

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