Saturday, 10 September 2016

Gibson Importing Co (Aust) Pty Ltd,Wholesale Giftware Buyer / Product Developer Jobs in Australia



Gibson Importing is a significant player in the importation and distribution of giftware predominantly within Australia. We are seeking a passionate and trend-savvy Product Buyer to assist us in driving towards our growth targets.  Being a major player in the gift industry, our goal is to identify and at times develop new and innovative gift products that can be supplied to our extensive multi channel customer base.
Key Responsibilities
  • Source and build product ranges in line with Gibson's giftware direction.
  • Source new manufacturers and market segments.
  • Manage and coordinate product and range developments from concept to product launch.
  • Be at the forefront of current and future market trends.  Understand deeply the customers and markets we supply into and the opportunities to further enhance their experience with us.
  • Collaborate with other Buyers to enhance product offerings.
  • Manage inventory levels and sales and margin expectations.
  • Adhere to company pricing methodologies and sourcing policies.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and maintain quality standards for our customers.
  • Initiating and coordinating artwork with our design team.
  • Manage the timing and quality of products into our warehouse.
  • Attend overseas factories and trade fairs, as well as retail visits and domestic fairs. 
  • Communicate regularly with our Sales team to gauge product performance and assist in developing sales strategies.
Your skills include
  • An acute sense of market trends and fashion, but understanding the realities of commercial product.
  • Currently in a fast paced product sourcing and development role with experience in importing for a wholesale or retail company.
  • Understanding of the logistical side of buying, manufacturing, shipping and costing.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with overseas factories, building and maintaining relationships.
  • Communicate and work effectively across all levels of our organisation
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills. 
  • Strong analytical and IT skills.  Superior attention to detail.  Self-motivated, passionate and very much a team player. 
  • Time and Project Management skills are impeccable
  • Tertiary qualification in a related field
  • You must be willing to put in when it is required and this will require time spent outside of the normal 9 to 5.
This is an opportunity to play a key role in product management within this significant giftware player.  A wonderful opportunity to arrive and make your mark within a collaborative and valued environment.

To submit your application, in strict confidence, please apply to: katep@gibimp.com.au

Applications close Wednesday 21 September 2016.

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