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Buyer - Home & Gifting

Job Title: Buyer - Home & Gifting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95515_1413540217
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 17, 2014 11:03

Job Description

This successful Garden & Home retailer is looking for a Buyer within their Home & Gifting ranges. The key focus of this role is analysing the performance and making decisions in this department.

This business is a market leader in their specialist field & they are now looking to hire this role to report into the Category/Senior Buyer to join their dynamic and newly created team!

As the Buyer you will have the following responsibilities:

  • This role will have responsibility for sourcing and managing a group of products within our Indoor Living/Home range.
  • The Buyer will select product and analyse product performance whilst ensuring
  • Make sure you are holding the optimum levels of stock in order to maximise sales.
  • 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
  • Lead & Develop and motivate the Category Managers and Buyers within your team
  • 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 Buyer experience within a similar which must have Home and or Gifting experience is essential
  • 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

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! As benefits they offer 28 days holidays, contributory pension and private healthcare. If you feel that you have the right skill-set for this position please send us your CV quoting the reference of Q95515.

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.