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SIDRA4522 - Retail Buyer

Department: Multiple
Division: Multiple
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 17-May-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

DEPARTMENT/BRANCH PROFILE: The mission of the Commercial Development Department in Corporate Services is to successfully develop, lead and expand entrepreneurial activities through high value-added business development programs, partnerships, and innovative opportunities leading to revenue diversification. The singular goal of the department is capital gains to support Sidra’s long term self-sustainability. The key driver for self-sustainment is diversified revenue generation through business development activities.
JOB SUMMARY: The Procurement Analyst – Merchandise is responsible for procuring supplies, services & equipment for the Sidra Merchandise Store located in the hospital Building, using established policies, procedures & systems.  The incumbent acts as a resource for operational staff for all services provided by the end user department, including direct retail working to support the Retail Supervisor on a regular basis. Functions as a liaison between vendors, Sidra and the end-user, as needed.
  • Manages the product development of merchandise items to be sold within the store, and sets appropriate stock levels. Manages the RFP process, negotiates and awards contracts with suppliers.

  • Maintains accuracy of the ERP system to ensure no items are out of stock

  • Reviews requisitions for completeness, correctness and clarity

  • Conducts market reviews for product selection and availability

  • Manages the creation and development of bespoke and standard products with designers and vendors

  • Prepares tendering documents and channels them for approvals

  • Secures quotations, liaises with the end user for suitability, and negotiates with vendors

  • Proposes alternative approaches to the end user for improved functionality, quality, or price

  • Prepares analysis of quotations and product offerings

  • Prepares purchase orders and updates them if needed

  • Expedites purchase orders if needed

  • Performs direct cash or credit card purchases, where required and appropriate

  • Prepares procurement reports using ERP and other resources

  • Creates and maintains items in Sidra’s ERP Item Master – including assigning item numbers, descriptions, stock levels, packaging strings, price, etc.

  • Prepares reports from the ERP system and performs analysis

  • Liaises with end-users with respect to setting specifications and preparing requisitions

  • Resolves issues pertaining to delivery, payment, discrepancies in issued orders etc.

  • Assists the Retail Supervisor working directly in store with end consumers as part of the retail team

  • Assists with additional departmental duties assigned

  • Attends meetings; manages minutes and follow-up action items

  • Adheres to Sidra’s confidentiality and privacy of information policies

  • Performs other duties as assigned from time to time by procurement and contracts management

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.


  • Technical/vocational/Diploma in relevant field
  • 3+ years of procurement experience in a retail environment
  • Knowledge of Retail Fashion buying / procurement, seasons and market research
  • Knowledge of trade terminology, marketing practices, pricing methods, shipping procedures etc.
  • Knowledge of both local and global sources of supply
  • Demonstrated ability in extracting reports from ERP systems and performing analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relations with the end users and suppliers.
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Relevant certification and/or training
  • CIPS or equivalent
  • Direct hands-on retail store experience will be an added advantage
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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