Buyer

Location
Bath
Salary
£29000 - £31000 per annum
Posted
27 Nov 2018
Closes
11 Dec 2018
Ref
13973336/001
Contact
Jack Clements
Function
Buyer
Job Type
Permanent

The Buyer will oversee outlets and report directly to the board. This role is perfect for someone with strong commercial acumen and thrives in a fast paced environment. Decision making and innovation would also be highly encouraged along with a 'can do' attitude and the ability to react quickly.

Client Details

My client is a well known retailer based in Bath. They are looking for a Buyer who has experience within the gifting industry or similar. My client has stunning head offices, a great work life balance and provide an energetic place to work.

Description

The Buyer responsibilities in Bath are -

  • Identify, source & secure an optimum range of products in order to maximise sales and profitability.
  • Development of product ranges in line with the strategy, budgets, quality & price requirements.
  • Review department performance and deliver analytical information on sales, ranging & competitor development, analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends.
  • Maximise the profitability of the retail function through the achievement of budgeted targets relating to sales, stock, margins and markdowns.
  • Identify and deliver key sales drivers with planned activity.
  • Constantly look for new sources of product and concept inspiration to ensure the product offer is constantly evolving.
  • Manage and Monitor the performance of supplier base and products to ensure that they meet performance targets.
  • Develop and negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers to continuously improve cost price, lead times and quality and achieve margin targets.
  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and source new suppliers for future products.
  • Support shops in merchandising ranges and build and maintain a supportive working relationship with the retail staff.
  • Provide an environment of openness and trust, with constant feedback and performance coaching.
  • Be accountable for their own development seeking out opportunities to learn new skills to continuously improve.

Profile

The successful Buyer will -


* Buying experience in gifting, stationary or toys.
* An eye for detail and demonstration of first class execution

* An understanding of retail trends and knowledge of the gift market
* Commercial acumen and an eye to spot a new sales opportunity
* Previous management of a range being first contact with suppliers.
* Experience of building ranges and supplier category plans
* Range and promotional pricing management
* Far East sourcing experience desirable.
* Analytical and able to use data to understand customer and product trends
* Used to a fast paced environment and prepared to take risks/ fail fast
* PC literate - Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook
* Strong commercial awareness and creativity
* Effective decision maker & time management

Please note this candidate would be required to work weekends on a rota basis.

Job Offer

A competitive salary of £29k - £31k depending on experience plus fantastic benefits.

Please note this candidate would be required to work weekends on a rota basis.

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