Buyer – Gifting, Accessories & Food

Buyer – Gifting, Accessories & Food

Ref: JO-2105-109057 | £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits | Location:Portsmouth, Hampshire, England | Added:28/05/21

Quest Search & Selection are currently partnering with this heritage retailer & establishment with only 70 years’ experience . The business is currently pushing the boundaries for their online offering and keen for a Commercial Buyer/Manager to join their team.

This is a new role which is part of the Commercial function to the forming and developing new and existing supplier relationship to produce a range that is commercial, and customer focused. This business sells everything from grocery, entertainment & gifting products in a DTC website than required subscription to their service.

The roles & responsibilities of this Buyer role –

  • To be involved with the negotiations with suppliers and reviewing of terms
  • Your KPI’s will be around product availability, cost control and margin delivery.
  • Be involved with new product categories and working towards a critical path timeline
  • Accountable for the proactive sourcing, procurement, selection, and development of products
  • Accountable for monitoring and reflecting appropriate high street trends across the UK & Europe and doing comp shops
  • Working with analytics regarding producing the optimum buying capability regarding range and margin management
  • Responsible for effective and timely communication and working closely and in collaboration with trading managers across all territories to maximise product availability.
  • Managing the balance between locally and centrally sourced products.

The roles & responsibilities of this Buyer role –

  • Category Management: plan & execute the assortment strategy covering a range of SKUs and suppliers.
  • Drive sales and profit in line with operating plan budgets
  • You must be operating at a Junior Buyer, or Buyer or Commercial Manager level
  • Previous or current experience within the gifting, food, toys, fashion accessories etc
  • You must have development, own label experience as well as branded
  • Track record of negotiations with suppliers
  • Exceptional eye for detail and accuracy – Excellent communication at all levels.
  • Ideally have bought for a multi-channel environment

Benefits that are included in this Buyer position –

  • Pension
  • Free parking
  • Holidays
  • Bonus potential

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate who is keen and ambitious to grow a team in a business that is steep with heritage and keen to add develop their online offering. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you and you have the relevant experience, please send your cv today quoting the reference JO-2105-109057.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

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