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Buying Controller - Household Goods

Job Title: Buying Controller - Household Goods
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90654
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.96886.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 20, 2012 17:58

Job Description

This leading food retailer is looking for a strong Buying Controller to drive the buying and trading strategy for a key product area. You'll be responsible for driving sales through effective supplier negotiations and providing innovative direct sourcing methods. Your responsibilities will include: * Planning and implementing the category’s trading strategy to ensure long term revenue, quality and market share in accordance with the wider business strategy * Developing the functional plan, targets and budgets for each year * Developing existing product ranges in line with business strategy while ensuring brand consistency * Coordination and planning of promotional campaigns along with senior members of the Marketing department * Implementing new systems and processes designed to deliver maximum results and meet business needs * Reporting on the operational and financial success of the category and taking appropriate action on the findings * Management of a trading team, including recruitment, development and progression planning. To be successful as the Buying Controller you should have: * Proven experience of successfully leading a cross-functional trading team * Very strong negotiating skills * Experience of leading at a strategic business level * Excellent management skills * The ability to think and plan strategically * Good data analysis and numerical skills You must have extensive buying and trading experience within a retail environment, ideally in a non-food grocery product category although excellent candidates from a food background will be considered. You should be an adaptable individual who can tailor your approach to a variety of situations and audiences and who champions creative thinking within their team. In return, this company offers a highly desirable salary, competitive bonus, company car and a wide range of additional benefits. If you believe you fit the criteria for this role, please apply today.