Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Ref: JO-2111-109587 | £45000.00 - £59999.00 per annum + benefits | Location:Fareham, Hampshire, England | Added:11/11/21

The Company

Quest Search & Selection are currently partnering with This FMCG retailer who is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to manage and develop a commercial product category.

The roles and responsibilities of this Senior Buyer role –

  • Structure, manage and develop each category allocated, in line with corporate policy
  • Development of Buying Assistants to support on the category.
  • Manage range, promotions, trading terms and cost pricing.
  • Ensure key KPI requirements are met such as margin, profit and stock management.
  • Maintain retail prices within the categories within the company pricing policy.
  • Negotiate additional income such as overriding discounts, promotional margins and advertising support to predetermined budgets.
  • Review and report on results of every category, on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor statistical data and verify financial accruals monthly.
  • Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range.
  • Attaining customers’ feedback from customers and the Insight team.
  • Drive sales and profit in line with operating plan budgets.
  • Maintain sales and profit according to budget within a short, medium and long-term business plan.

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

  • 4-5 years+ of Category Management or Buying experience within a branded retail, eCommerce, wholesale or purchasing group.
  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience in food or FMCG retail (desirable but not essential).
  • Experienced negotiation techniques & excellent commercial and financial management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages.
  • Excellent communication at all levels & maintain and develop key supplier relationships.

Benefits of this Senior Buyer role –

  • Life Assurance.
  • Pension.
  • Flexible working currently (back in the office September/October onwards).
  • Free parking.
  • 25 days holiday.

This is a great opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, established retail 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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