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Buyer/Category Manager (Home)

Fantastic package!

Buying and Merchandising





Job Description

Buyer/Category Manager (Home) - Surrey - £40,000 / £50,000

Are you highly commercial with a strong background in Buying/Category Management within retail?

Are you an analytical thinker, with a passion for product and customers?

Our client is an industry leading specialist retailer. A customer focused business with a large portfolio and a vast range of products, they are looking for a commercially experienced Buyer/Category Manager (Home) to join their team!

So what does this Buyer/Category Manager (Home) role involve?

* Range selection and implementation

* Visiting trade shows and showrooms

* Ability to negotiate effectively with suppliers ensuring maximum profitability

* Putting together initial allocations to centres and liaising with the Support Team for implementation

* Identifying opportunities to develop Own Brand/exclusive ranges and executing in stores

* Liaising with the store development team re fixtures and ranges for them to implement in new centres and refits

* Centre visits alongside merchandising colleagues to support in driving space productivity and profitability

* Briefing the Home Analyst on ad hoc

What qualities will you need for this Buyer/Category Manager (Home) role?

* Previous buying experience in a retail environment

* Highly motivated, able to work autonomously and has a 'can do' attitude

* The ability to build good supplier relationships

* Excellent communication skills

* A team player

* Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel

* Confident in data analysis to identify opportunities

If you are an experienced Buyer/Category Manager and looking for your next challenge, please get in touch today!


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