Buying Manager – Gifting & Toys

Buying Manager – Gifting & Toys

Ref: JO-2206-110232 | £50000 - £55000 per annum + Additional Benefits | Location:Watford, Hertfordshire, England | Added:16/06/22

The Company

Quest Search & Selection are proud to represent one of UK’s leading seasonal retailers who have different sites across the UK.

The Role

To provide the highest level of guest satisfaction at the lowest cost,As a Buying Manager you are responsible for All Non-Grocery & Gifting categories within their on-site supermarkets, and shops.

The roles and responsibilities of this Buying Manager -Gifting & Toys position –

  • Building relationships with suppliers and ensure they are aligned to our buying strategy
  • Evaluate new sources of supply and establishing processes and KPIs
  • Ownership of New Product Development and growth of bespoke products and ranges from concept to launch
  • Ensure the teams to maximise sales and give customers a great retail experience while on the site.
  • Initiate and support with ad hoc development projects & trials
  • Assess product performance and drive commercial actions through regular trade analysis
  • Forecasting and analysis of all bespoke products

The requirements of this Buying Manager-Gifting & Toys position are :

  • Has at least 4 years’ experience as Category/Buying Manager or Senior Buyer
  • Open to candidates from different non food categories like Gifting,Toys and has been involved in branded and own label roles
  • Far-East sourcing experience is highly desirable
  • Proven retail category management experience & Project management/critical path management experience
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Flexibility of travel
  • Background in Retail, Ecommerce or B2C within Non food retail.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

The benefits of this Buying Manager-Gifting & Toys are-

  • Holidays
  • Hybrid working – only 1 day in the office.
  • 20% bonus potential
  • Contributary pension
  • Staff and external discounts

This is an exciting opportunity to join a company that has a reputation for having exciting opportunities for career development

If this role sounds like you, please send your cv details quoting the reference JO-2206-110232

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

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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