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Buyer - Homewares

Job Title: Buyer - Homewares
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90924
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.57488.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 15, 2013 09:02

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within this successful retailer for a Buyer to join its dynamic and fast-paced head office team. As the [Buyer](/hes/buyer-jobs) you will be responsible for sourcing and developing a commercial range and managing a large supplier base. This role is based within the Homewares division. Candidates must have experience at Buyer level within a successful retailer and must have experience of sourcing and developing products from the Far East. As Buyer, responsibilities will include: * Product Development and selection * Category strategy development * Far East sourcing and development * Developing and managing suppliers, sourcing new supplier base and negotiating cost prices and delivery dates * Managing junior members of the team, working closely with the Merchandiser to plan ranges * Pricing strategy To be successful you will: * Be an experienced Buyer, currently working at Buyer or [Senior Buyer](/searches/senior-buyer-jobs) level within a successful retailer * Experience within Homewares categories is essential, particularly areas such as lighting, home decoration, kitchen, dining and bathroom * Have demonstrable Far East sourcing experience * Be able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness and range planning ability * Have a high level or numeracy and excellent analytical skills * Be confident and a skilled negotiator * Have previous experience of managing and leading a team This is an excellent opportunity for an accomplished Buyer to develop their career with a highly successful and ambitious retailer who can offer career development in a challenging and competitive market. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.