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Senior Buyer - DIY

Job Title: Senior Buyer - DIY
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £60 - £70K Per Annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q83504
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 02, 2012 08:31

Job Description

This leading specialist retailer is currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer on its DIY category. You will work on their largest and fastest growing range with leading brands. The main responsibilities of the role will include: * Analysing stock & sales information * Identifying quickly, good / bad sellers and taking appropriate action * Discussing areas of strength and weakness with vendors and developing new ideas based on sales history and future trends * Building a comprehensive price structure that is easily understood by the customer and offers value for money * Negotiating cost prices, terms and securing delivery dates with vendors * Monitoring margin and adjusting sales/promotional plans when required * Identifying new opportunities and sources of supply. Applicants will need to have strong retail buying experience, ideally within a related category. You will have strong negotiation and communication skills and ideally be educated to degree standard, or equivalent, with excellent interpersonal skills.