Melcom Group of Companies Recruiting Now 2018

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19 Nov, 2018

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

Proven experience of minimum 5+ years as a purchasing manager/ merchandiser of food, beverages and toiletries. This includes, but is not limited to:

Job Description

Job Title: Procurement & Merchandising Manager ( Supermarket)


Education: Graduate/ MBA /PG

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Chilled dairy products
  • Frozen foods
  • Grocery
  • Canned foods
  • Confectionaries
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Juices
  • Cosmetics
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Tissue products
  • Specialty food

Skill Required:

  • Basic math skills and strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to analyze data and work with figures.
  • Proficiency with computer applications and programs including ERP, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office and operations related applications.
  • Effectively source new products at competitive prices.
  • Effective negotiation & networking skills.
  • Experienced with visual merchandising and guide in store displays.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness, including rotation and effective disposal of fruits and vegetables.
  • Ability to develop good relationships with suppliers and customers.
  • High energy, enthusiasm and display and affinity for our products, core values and company philosophy.
  • Able to assess, manage and mitigate risks.
  • Solid judgment and decision making skills.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of frozen products and all other grocery products.
  • Focus &attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic and integrity.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with a sense of urgency.
  • Capable to interpret with compliance requirements of local FDA regulations.


  • Ordering, replenishing, and merchandising of perishable and non- perishable products, as well as taking the lead on sales promotions.
  • Replenishing products through proper buying procedures.
  • Ensuring product orders are timely and accurate to monitor inventory turns.
  • Ensure the product mix meets varied customer dietary needs and requests.
  • Monitoring product quality and freshness and ensure proper rotation of
  • product.
  • Ensuring good visual displays and branding in stores.
  • Educating subordinates and store sales staff on new, imported and private label products.
  • Monitoring department waste, spoilage, expiry, damages.
  • Effective reporting of key functional metrics of sales and profitability and reduce expenses/costs
  • Ensuring increase in sales and profitability
  • Crafting negotiation strategies and closing deals with optimal terms.
  • Having good market awareness to forecast price and market trends, to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power.
  • Performing cost and scenario analysis and benchmarking of products vs competitors.
  • Seek and partner with new, reliable vendors and suppliers.
  • Monitoring and forecasting upcoming levels of demand.
  • Maintaining financial profitability by meeting and exceeding margin and sales targets.
  • Responsibility and accountability in recognizing and accomplishing all tasks where there is a direct job responsibility.
  • Ordering, replenishment and merchandising of frozen grocery products.

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