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Buyer - Beauty

Job Title: Buyer - Beauty
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90224
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: smk.39391.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: September 19, 2012 15:19

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen with a leading Health & Beauty retail business to join its commercial team as the Buyer for Cosmetics. The purpose of the Beauty Buyer role is to identify new commercial opportunities in order to deliver a customer focussed, commercially sound and competitive range which represents a strong customer offer and drives successful commercial results. This successful, award winning retailer has delivered a number of compelling and exciting initiatives over recent years which have enhanced the profile of the business on the high street and cemented its place as a leading retailer both in proposition and customer perception. Key responsibilities for the role of Buyer include: * Delivering category range reviews, promotions and commercial offers * Managing supply base negotiations * Working cross-functionally to drive category performance and visibility * Working cross-functionally to deliver the own-label proposition * Developing category extensions to drive category performance * Delivering a compelling pricing strategy that drives profitability To be successful as the Beauty Buyer you will need: * Strong commercial acumen * Great analytical skills with the ability to interpret market data * Excellent negotiation skill and experience * Strong problem solving abilities * a 'team player' attitude * Excellent attention to detail This is a great opportunity for a seasoned Buyer to join one of the UK's leading retailers that is a destination for Health & Beauty products. You should have a strong high street retail buying background and be entrepreneurial and driven to succeed. Experience of managing large branded suppliers is a must have for this role. Should you feel that you have the right skills and experience to add value to a leading retailer, please apply today.