Assistant Buyer - Furniture & Home Furnishing

Location
North East England
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
05 Oct 2018
Closes
02 Nov 2018
Ref
13955287/001
Contact
Lyndsey Sheridan
Function
Buyer
Job Type
Permanent

* Support your line manager in the delivery of sales and profit, in line with the agreed buying strategy.

* Support your line manager in delivering a strong range, ensuring a companywide commercial and fashion brand mix, identifying new brands and trends, which has local at its core.

Client Details

My client a leading British retailer with a long standing heritage are looking for an Assistant Buyer - Furniture & Home Furnishing to join their buying team in their North East Office. The company is home to premium and luxury brands across all departments and works on delivering, both an innovative and luxury environment for its customers.

Description

The role

* Support your line manager in the delivery of sales and profit, in line with the agreed buying strategy.

* Support your line manager in delivering a strong range, ensuring a companywide commercial and fashion brand mix, identifying new brands and trends, which has local at its core

* Support your line manager in supplier negotiations, managing all aspects of buying to maximise the profit; margin, sell through, markdown and staffing

* Work cross-functionally across the business; merchandising, retail ops, marketing and online, to support line manager to drive sales, identifying and maximising all commercial opportunities.

* Support line manager to buy to achieve an authoritative and creative offer; reflecting an optimum width, depth and balance of assortment, ensuring this matches the agreed strategic direction and budget.

* Build strong supplier relationships to negotiate optimum terms. Work with line manager to develop partnerships with key suppliers to maximise commercial relationships.

* Ensure KPIs including margins /markdowns and costs are in line with budget.

* Agree selling prices in line with the market, company policy and agreed price points with line manager.

* Manage immediate reports

* Ensure all aspects of your work embrace the company vision and values

Profile

About you

Creativity

Furniture, Home furnishing buying experience

Numerate with good analytical skills

Brand building experience

Good knowledge of trends and social influencers

Current/relevant product and market awareness

Good negotiating skills.

Developed communication, influencing and relationship skills.

Able to make logical decisions under pressure

Job Offer

Great opportunity to join a leading retailer

Niche buying role that does not come up that often

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