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Product Developer - Hair & Beauty

Job Title: Product Developer - Hair & Beauty
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q99647
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: November 25, 2015 10:33

Job Description

This UK & international retail & wholesaler is currently recruiting for a Product Developer within their Hair & Beauty category. This business is internationally recognised and has over 100 stores in the UK and growing; this business is looking for a committed individual to drive their multi-channel offer.

This is a pivotal role in ensuring all plans are aligned to the overall business and category objectives in order to achieve the budgeted sales and profit targets set. The role covers - sales reporting, range reviews, promotional plans and product life maintenance in order to achieve set plans.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing the range, developing and implementing clear category plans
  • Ensure product quality meets required standards
  • Ensure own brand portfolio has customer centricity
  • The need to maintaining & negotiate supplier relationships
  • Development of own brand products that achieve sales targets & focus on growth opportunities
  • Managing and implementing Own Brand product development in line with agreed critical path
  • Driving sales and profitability
  • Forecasting monthly purchase levels for active and new lines in conjunction with Category Demand Planner - delivering optimum stock levels and achieving sales budget
  • Weekly contact meetings with inventory planning to ensure strong 'end to end' process for launching, maintaining and exiting range
  • Sharing knowledge with the product development team to enhance the own-brand offering

You must be:

  • An experienced Product Developer or Own-brand Buyer ideally from an health & beauty or non-food background; supplier, wholesale and retail backgrounds will be considered.
  • Equipped with strong commercial acumen & negotiation skills to maximise profitability for the category.
  • Have worked collaboratively with other team including marketing, buying and planning.

The role is initialled a 9 month contract with the potential of going permanent. Benefit include private healthcare, pension and other benefits. If you feel you have the relevant experience & can add value at this level then please send your cv quoting the reference Q99647.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.