Senior Buyer

6 days left

North Wales
£50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
08 Sep 2016
06 Oct 2016
Lee Harrold
Job Type

Senior Buyer with one of the leading retailer on the High street

Client Details

Based in North Wales, this is a well-established, market leader in its sector, offering a variety of products and boasting a large portfolio of successful stores across the UK.


As a Senior Buyer you want to seek every opportunity to develop value-added, branded and own label products, to increase margins and profits by establishing strong associations with suppliers and to maximise sales with new product development and maximise opportunities within established products and brands.

Implement the category strategy, business plans and operating criteria for the product categoryManaging supplier negotiations to deliver great products and promotions that are competitively priced for customers and meet margin and sales targetsMonitoring and evaluation of performance against budget / forecast, including sales value, volume and profitsEffective negotiation with suppliers to maximise margin and meet other income targets with a strong promotional packageEnsure sales forecasting, range plans, profit targets, new product development plans and space plans are implemented and reviewedSource new products by keeping abreast of retail trends, competitor activities and consumer requirements.


In order to be successful for the role of a Senior buyer you will already be operating in a Buyer / Trader/ Buying Manager level position for a leading retailer and be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Proven experience of developing and delivering a trading strategy for key product area within a FMCG organisation maintaining and building the category/brand
  • Proven experience of communicating, negotiating and managing a large supplier base achieving measurable benefits and objectives
  • Proven experience of influencing individuals and groups with differing needs for whom there is no authority
  • Proven experience of reviewing, understanding and analysing of market information for a given product area and planning of how to react successfully in given conditions
  • Proven experience of planning and managing a product range to budget and brand requirements
  • You will also have/possess:

  • Customer focus
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Team-playing attitude
  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication skills including influencing and particularly through written methods
  • Self-motivation and resilience
  • Decision making ability, as well as quick and accurate judgement
  • Job Offer

    For a Senior Buyer role you will receive a market leading salary and bonus combined with a Car and benefits package

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