Buying Manager, Non-fashion

£55000 - £65000

Buying and Merchandising





Job Description

Do you want to be part of a business going with exciting times ahead? Are you passionate about the products you work with and do you enjoy feeling a connection with your customers?

Based in London, our client is looking to bring in a Buying Manager, Non-fashion to help grow their team. They are a growing business within retail and they're looking for an individual who is passionate, determined and committed to drive the growth of the category.

So what does this Buying Manager, Non-fashion role involve?

  • This will be a very proactive Buying role, you will be expected to be out of the office spending time at trade shows, supplier meetings, store visits and looking at competitors.
  • You will need to maximise the long-term profitability of the category whilst achieving budgeted sales, gross margin, terms and supplier incomes.
  • You will need to establish excellent business relationships with external and internal suppliers to ensure the best possible trading terms and commercial opportunities.
  • You will develop a clear understanding of the market, continually reviewing the category to maximise opportunities and ensure the products are aligned to the customer segment needs.

What qualities will I need for this Buying Manager, Non-fashion role?

Branded buying experience is important for this role.

You will need to have strong negotiation and supplier management skills.

Effective communication skills are crucial - with colleagues and customers.

Passion for the product area and the organisation is important in order to increase the effectiveness and profitability of the company.