Buying Manager

Buying Manager

Ref: JO-2107-109276 | £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Benefits | Location:Southampton, Hampshire, England | Added:09/11/21

Quest Search & Selection are currently partnering with this DTC retail businss who is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer/Buying Manager to manage and develop a commercial product category for their retail store and online portfolio.

The roles and responsibilities of this Buying Manager role –

  • To structure, manage and develop each category allocated, in line with corporate policy
  • Development of Buying Assistants to support on the category
  • Managing range, promotions, trading terms and cost pricing
  • Making sure key KPI requirements are met such as margin, profit and stock management.
  • To negotiate additional income such as overriding discounts, promotional margins and advertising support to predetermined budgets.
  • To review and report on results of every category, on a monthly basis.
  • Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range
  • Getting customers feedback from customers and the Insight team
  • Drive sales and profit in line with operating plan budgets

To be successful in this Senior Buyer position you must have –

  • 4-5 years + Category Management or Buying experience within a branded retail, eCommerce, wholesale or purchasing group.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience in food or FMCG retail
  • Experienced negotiation techniques & excellent commercial and financial management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages.
  • Excellent communication at all levels & maintain and developed key supplier relationships

Benefits of this Category Manager role –

  • 12 month FTC with the potential of going perm
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • flexible working (3 dats in office )
  • free parking
  • 25 days holiday

This is a great opportunity to work in in a fast-paced environment, established retsil business. If you feel that you have the Category or Buying experience please apply today quoting the reference JO-2107-109276.

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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