Qatar Duty Free
Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is an award winning subsidiary of Qatar Airways, the national airline of the state of Qatar and currently operates at the Departure, Arrivals, VIP and Premium Terminal of Hamad International Airport. As one of the fastest growing Duty Free operations in the world, Qatar Duty Free operates from the new Hamad International Airport (HIA). HIA is also home to the newly created QDF Food & Beverage Division which will set new benchmarks in airport hospitality.About Your Job:
As Lead Buying Officer you will effectively support and manage category purchasing functions at QDFC ensuring that sufficient stocks are available at all times to satisfy the projected sales growth. You will investigate new product opportunities and present a range of proposals. You will analyze performance in depth with a view to focusing the range and maximizing profitability for the company. You are responsible for margin and cost of sale related expenditure.
To be successful in this role you will hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Master’s Degree in Business or Purchasing qualification will be an advantage. You will have minimum 7 years of job-related experience with a proven track record in managing stock on a day-to-day basis. Direct hands-on experience with Oracle / Navision inventory management is essential. You should have strong analytical skills and understanding of statistical process control.
You should have excellent written and spoken communication skills with the ability to lead and direct the work of the team. Proven track record of handling complex issues and negotiations skills are required for this role. You should have excellent project management skills; able to deliver tasks within tight deadlines. You will have the ability to design new and effective solutions and foster teamwork among team members.Note: you will be required to attach the following: