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Junior Buyer - Own Brand

Job Title: Junior Buyer - Own Brand
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, Surrey
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q100513
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 06, 2016 12:32

Job Description

This leading high-street retailer with over 700 stores and renowned for their everyday household offerings is looking for a Junior Buyer to manage one of their larger categories within their Healthcare own-brand range.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with fast-paced working environment within their growing, own-brand category within a diverse sector. This category will look after a number of different products from private label healthcare, travel, gifting & toiletries. With this the role my client is looking for an Assistant or Junior Buyer role & has experience with NPD where you have environment where you have developed ranges.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing the range, developing and implementing clear category plans
  • Identify and source new products and review existing; to ensure commercially viable range of products.
  • The need to maintaining & negotiate supplier relationships
  • Manage and review pricing, ensuring pricing that is competitive and maximises profitability.
  • Review and evaluate the effectiveness of promotions, taking appropriate action where necessary.
  • Dealing with promotional changes and exclusive products for the business.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing promotion plans
  • Sharing competitor knowledge & information with the product development team to enhance the own-brand offering
  • Identify and implement new product opportunities that are competitively priced

You must be:

  • An experienced Assistant, Senior Assistant or Junior Buyer ideally from a health & beauty, baby, food or healthcare background; though other pure-play or large blue-chip retail experience will be considered.
  • Own-Brand experience will be desirable.
  • Equipped with strong commercial acumen & negotiation skills to maximise profitability for the category.
  • Have worked collaboratively with other team including marketing, product development and planning.
  • Numerical and analytical with excellent attention to detail

This is a brilliant role within a market leader in the UK retail industry. The successful candidate will also be able to earn and join their company pension scheme. If you're interested in this opportunity and have the relevant experience, please apply now quoting the reference Q100513.

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.