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Buying Manager

Job Title: Buying Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: £40 - £45K Per Annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88414
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.62095.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 27, 2012 11:32

Job Description

This highly successful retailer in the North West requires a Buying Manager to support its strategy and achieve its ambitious plans initially on a contract. You will be responsible for managing a team for a key area including range management, pricing, promotion and developing supplier relationships. As a Buying Manager, you will be expected to: * Manage the team to deliver category plans and growth in line with business objectives * Develop activity plans to deliver the product range and category performance targets * Liaise with other departments such as Supply Chain, Product Development, Marketing, Merchandising and stores * Manage ranges through reviewing pricing, performance, product selection, space and productivity * Develop an understanding of the product range and that of other retailers * Build knowledge of your customer base to deliver activity with maximum customer appeal * Monitor performance against KPIs and create reports as required The ideal candidate will have: * Management experience in a trading role as a Buying Manager or Senior Buyer from any branded non-food background within a large retail business. * Excellent People skills. Project Management and Marketing skills * The ability to persuade and influence at all levels of the business As a Buying Manager, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package including a company car. If you feel that you meet these requirements, please do not hesitate to apply.