Assistant Buyer - Warwickshire, £30,000
Our client offers a range of products that are all about health! Fast paced retailer with ambitious plans to take further market share. They are now looking for a commercial, ambitious like-minded Assistant Buyer to join their fantastic team near Birmingham.
What does this Assistant Buyer role involve?
This role will be reporting into the Buyer /Category Manager and will be responsible for their own categories and assisting in growing overall Category performance in the Food team.
To continuously review current Category Performance and the market place. Work with Supplier base to develop an innovative and profitable product range to meet anticipated demand of the customer base and improve the commercial performance of the Category.
Management and control of the Supplier base in their Categories to source an innovative and profitable product range to meet anticipated demand of the customer base and improve the commercial performance of the Category.
Be involved in Supplier negotiations to maximise profits on Branded and Own Label product ensuring that all suppliers are meeting requirements on margin, marketing support and delivery performance.
Coordinate Category activity with internal and external stakeholders.
Work with the Marketing team to maximise the success of promotional activity through accurate sales and product forecasting.
Work with the Buying Team to develop new and exciting products for the Category.
Work alongside the E-commerce and CRM / Insight teams to implement programmes using our Rewards for Life and multi-channel delivery.
Provide information and analysis to assess levels of slow moving & dormant stock and work with the team to clear. Maintain stock at agreed levels for planned activity and to reduce overstocks.
What qualities will you need for this Assistant Buyer role?
Experience of Category Management or Buying.
Good negotiation skills and influencing skills.
Strong communication and time management skills.
Track record of working independently.
Ability to build relationships both with suppliers and internal multi-discipline teams.
Strong numeracy and analytical ability to find trends and patterns from reports.
Experience in using forecasting tools and techniques is preferable and intermediate user of all Microsoft Office tools including Excel.
Determined, tenacious and resilient
Optimistic and open-minded to change
Positive, resourceful and an energetic team worker
Driven to continuously improve both yourself and your team's performance
If you are an experienced Buying professional and looking for your next role within Retail, please apply today!