Vendor Manager (FMCG)

Launched in 2012, Daraz is South Asia's online shopping and selling destination of choice present in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nepal. Supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions, the pioneering ecommerce ecosystem in South Asia has 30,000 sellers and 500 brands, serving 5 million consumers. With 2 million products available, Daraz offers a diverse assortment of products in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, beauty, fashion, sports equipment, and groceries. Focused on providing an excellent customer experience, it offers multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, comprehensive customer care and hassle-free returns. Daraz is owned by Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

Vendor Manager (FMCG)

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Sales / Public Relations
Job Level : Mid Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu, Nepal
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : May. 16, 2019 23:55 (3 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Bachelor
Experience Required : More than or equals to 2 years
Other Specification
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Management or Engineering with minimum two years of
  • experience in relevant field
  • Previous experience in FMCG retail sector especially with regards to vendor management,
  • procurement and purchasing is highly desirable
  • Previous experience in B2B sales is highly desirable
  • Proactive and able to work both independently and within a team
  • Must possess 2 wheeler and a proper license of it
  • Proven negotiation skills, influencing abilities
  • Strong numerical and analytical ability
  • Good organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting
  • deadlines
  • Knowledge and interest in FMCG, consumer packaged goods, groceries, health and beauty products

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate, talented and experienced Vendor Manager (buyer) for our FMCG/Groceries/Health & Beauty category. This is an important market for Daraz and one where we can provide immense value to consumers in Nepal. It is also an area where rapid growth can be expected. You will lead in building relationships with key corporate in this sector, adding assortment and selection, negotiations as well as in implementing key consumer programs, schemes and campaigns. You will also collaborate closely with the operation team given the unique logistical requirements of online shopping in these categories. The Vendor Manager must be a leader and communicator, and an effective negotiator while working with Daraz’s most important partners and vendors, as well as with internal cross-functional teams.

Job Description:

  • Identify top selling, trending products and products with potential that appeals to the customers of Daraz.
  • Identify product gaps in your category and source new products and/or new vendors to ensure we have the best products at the best prices in the market
  • Take complete ownership of the Health & Beauty as well as Grocery domain on Daraz
  • Focus on business planning in line with campaign planning, meeting of targets and growth initiatives
  • Develop a sound understanding of products, prices, and trends in the Health & Beauty, Grocery Segment
  • Build the assortment by acquiring strategically important sellers/vendors
  • Build and manage internal relationships in order to meet targets as a team
  • Build strong relationship with key people managing various FMCG brands, understand their problems and train them on our systems and processes
  • Work with the various FMCG brands to come up with promotions and schemes that will provide maximum value to Daraz’s customers
  • Work with key sellers to improve their overall performance
  • Ensure that your vendors meet operational KPIs, i.e. the vendors are using their accounts regularly, dispatching products on time and updating prices
  • Keep track of all performance related data so as to meet the targets
  • Analyze data to identify issues and areas for growth and work closely with vendors to improve performance
  • Build a thorough understanding of all pertinent systems related to your field of work
  • Launch new initiatives to grow your sub-category/vendors or improve systems/processes
  • Be aware of on-going prices and schemes of the various products in your sub-category to ensure that we are providing competitive prices and good value to our customers

What We Offer

  • An international working environment in a start-up setting, and the unique opportunity to learn
  • from industry leaders, including Lazada and Alibaba teams
  • Work closely with country and group level management to build e-commerce in Nepal
  • Hands-on experience in leading a team and growing a business
  • Five days working week (Monday to Friday)
  • Benefit package: Provident Fund, Gratuity, Fuel Expenses, Employee Discount, Mobile top ups
  • and data pack, Accidental Insurance, Medic

Applying Procedure

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If you have been referred by a current or past Daraz employee, please mention the referrer’s full name and contact information in the cover letter itself.

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