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Junior Buyer

£35000 - £40000

Buying and Merchandising

West Midlands




Job Description

Have you got strong negotiation skills and a real passion for retail Buying? Are you creative and commercially astute but long for more autonomy in your role?

Are you a confident decision maker with the ability to make important commercial decisions under pressure?

Our client is based in Warwickshire. They are looking for a Junior Buyer to join their expanding team, where there are excellent progression opportunities!

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities for this Junior Buyer role:

  • To present new range opportunities to the senior Buying team,
  • To be responsible for line level product selection and produce a range plan in pre agreed format for product areas of responsibility,

  • To liaise with the Merchandiser making them aware of any external factors that may require forecasts to change

  • To propose promotional activities working closely with Marketing and ensuring thorough communication to all functions concerned,

  • Monitor performance of range against plans,

  • Identify key promotional and value added ranges specifically supporting seasonal trade,

  • Identify markdown risks and create proposals with Merchandiser ,
  • Attend relevant Trade fairs,

  • To agree & deliver forecasted sales and profit,

  • To negotiate and manage supplier terms specifically price, quality, availability, rebates and marketing support,

  • Develop effective communication with sales managers and close relationships with the trading teams.

What qualities will you need for this Junior Buyer role?

  • Previous experience in retail Buying environment (Assistant Buyer level or above)
  • Proven adaptability to new product areas
  • Experience at range management & presentation
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (outlook/MS Word and Excel)
  • Preferably Degree educated,
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

If you are an ambitious Buying professional looking for an exciting new role, please apply today!


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