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Buyer - Garden Power & Equipment

Job Title: Buyer - Garden Power & Equipment
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + Car Allowance + Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q87252
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: smk.81163.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: March 13, 2012 09:53

Job Description

A leading retailer based in the South West is recruiting for a Buyer to join its established team. As a Buyer, you will be responsible for managing and developing all aspects of the product portfolio, including ranging, pricing, sourcing, sales and profitability. It will be your responsibility to manage, deliver and develop an innovative range of products at the lowest possible prices. You will also be expected to: * Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range * Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers * Drive cost down within the supply base * Maintain sales and profit according to budget * Take responsibility for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales * Develop and actively manage trading plans for the product group to drive sales and margin performance * Manage and develop direct reports To be successful you should be educated to degree level (or equivalent), have retail experience and a proven track record of working in a competitive market place. You will have strong retail Buying experience preferably gained within a related category, though strong Buying and Product Development skills gained within a fast-moving multi-site retail environment would be considered. If you feel that you are suitably skilled and able to take on this challenging and rewarding role, please apply today.