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Job Title Buying Manager - Home & Gifting
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date ASAP
Our Reference Q95514
Who to Contact Quest Seach Selection -
Job Advertised over 2 years ago

Job Description

This successful outdoor retailer is looking for a Category Manager within their Home & Gifting ranges. The key focus of this role is analysing the performance and making key decisions on the Kitchen & Bathroom ranges. This business is top 5 market leader in their specialist field & they are now looking to hire this new role report into the head of Commercial to join their dynamic and newly created team. As the Category Manager you will be leading a team of Buyer’s to provide a commercial range, sourcing products & identifying a range that works synonymously with your customer based. You will have the following responsibilities: * Oversee all the buying process for your assigned product group * Lead & Develop and motivate the Buyers within your team - identify talent and inspire & encourage the development of your team through performance management. * Ensuring the profitable performance of the complete range in season as well as margin management. * identifying strengths and weaknesses across the product range. * Develop and implement comprehensive buying strategies * Effectively manage the range, stocks and all commercial aspects of your assigned product group * Sourcing, selecting & building a commercial range * Maintaining and developing excellent supplier relations as well as negotiating cost prices, payment terms and discounts To qualify for this position, the following qualifications are required: * Substantial years of experience as a Snr/Buyer, Buying Manager or Category Manager level where Home and/or Gifting experience is essential * People/team management experience with a track record of developing and leading a team * Highly analytical & strong negotiation skills to monitor performance of categories. * Experience of maintaining, developing and introducing new and existing supplier relationships to get the best commercial result. * Business astute with good market knowledge * Be able to quickly identify strengths and weaknesses across the product range and be capable of making the tough decisions that will enable the business to improve and grow. You will not only be rewarded with an excellent earning potential but also with career opportunities where you can be part of a growing team that you can influence and develop! If you feel that you have the right skill-set for this position please send us your CV quoting the reference of Q95514. 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.

Ref: Q95514 | Published: over 2 years ago


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