Ecommerce Buyer – Food, Gifting & Homewares

Ecommerce Buyer – Food, Gifting & Homewares

Ref: JO-2205-110192 | £30000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits | Location:Portsmouth, Hampshire, England | Added:27/05/22

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 E-commerce Buyer 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.

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

  • You’ll be an experienced Buyer, Category planner within Retail ideally in fast-paced consumer environment.
  • Ideally has experience in Food,E-Commerce or Gifting.
  • Has experience in supplier relationships including account handling, negotiating and buying.
  • Has experience in influencing, persuading & negotiating internally and externally.
  • Has expertise or knowledge of e-commerce systems and processes.

The Benefits of this Buyer role are –

  • Pension
  • Free parking
  • Holidays
  • Lucrative bonus potential

If you have the right qualifications and keen to be part of this business please apply today by quoting the reference


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