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Buying Manager - Health & Beauty Gifting

Job Title: Buying Manager - Health & Beauty Gifting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 5k Car Allowance + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q98516
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 19, 2015 16:38

Job Description

New Buyer Opportunity for a reputable UK retailer on the high-street.

This role is responsible for the effective delivery & leadership of the Buying strategy within this category and will track the relevant budgets to ensure delivery of profit margins for the business area.

This person will be buying within Gifting, Health & beauty and will have seasonal trends. They would need great commercial acumen but also a strong product eye with some creative flair and Far East Sourcing experience & also branded experience is desirable.

Your roles include -

  • Ability to work within a budget & be able to trade profit opportunities
  • FE Sourcing
  • Set retail selling price
  • Working alongside suppliers & customers in European market
  • Ensure pricing & quality of assortments is in line with agreed business strategy
  • Category performance - e.g. sales, wastage, profit, market share, LFL, volume, price index, return on shelf space
  • Product development involvement within own brand
  • select, plan & put forward appropriate offers for promotional store space

To be successful in the position you must have -

  • Senior / Buying and product development experience in Gift, health & beauty or other similar product categories
  • Suitable for candidates commutable from North London or the Home counties
  • Ability to lead and coach to deliver outstanding results as part of a team
  • Excellent communication at all levels
  • Far-east sourcing experience
  • Product development experience

In return you will work for a retail with a great international high-street presence who as a group is a well respected blue-chip retailer in their field.

If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q98516.

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.