Senior Buyer

£35000 - £55000

Buying and Merchandising

South West

Retail

Permanent

11650/001_1522922575

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 South West England, our client is looking to bring in a Senior Buyer 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 Senior Buyer 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 Senior Buyer 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.

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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