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Senior Buyer

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Yorkshire
Salary: £45 - £50K Per Annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88807
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 20, 2012 15:36

Job Description

As part of their continual restructuring and growth program, one of the UKs leading retailers in its field, requires experienced and talented Senior Buyers for a variety of departments across footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories. As a Senior Buyer you will initiate and build solid trading relationships with key suppliers and daily responsibilities will include: * Sourcing and development of ranges * Work with the team to plan, select, source, buy and supply products that out-performs historical sales. * Work with internal teams such as merchandising & quality to agree seasonal strategies * Understand market pricing and ensure their in line with key competitors * Initiate and develop promotional activity with vendors and manufacturers * Day to day management of your allocated Junior Buyer and assistant. * Sourcing and develop ranges through travel to the Far East and Europe. Candidates will need to have a wealth of retail buying experience combined within own label & branded experience ideally within the leisure/sports related field. Strong negotiation capabilities and excellent communication and presentation skills is also required.