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Homewares Buyer

Job Title: Homewares Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90996
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: BNM.62080.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 04, 2013 06:28

Job Description

This fantastically well respected multichannel retailer with an excellent heritage is looking for a Buyer to join its growing Homewares team in Melbourne, Australia. You should be experienced within a High Street Retail environment with strong negotiation and analytical skills. Retail buying experience is essential. The role will have a degree of flexibility on category experience and high profile brand management experience is strongly desired. Your responsibilities will be to: * Manage supplier selection and negotiation * Category strategy development and range management * Promotional development and strategy * Constantly follow and react to competitor activity within relevant markets * Pricing strategy development * Liaise closely with stores and all other head office functions * Manage Far East supplier negotiations and work heavily with product development team * Manage of various buyers and buying teams * Work cross functionally with Marketing & Merchandising to achieve category goals Key attributes required: * Strong, proven negotiator ideally within a Homewares environment * Strong line-management experience * Excellent understanding of Homewares product category * Educated to degree level or equivalent experience * High level numeracy and analytical ability * Retail experience * Good, multi function and level communication ability * Confident and success driven attitude * Far East / global sourcing experience This is an excellent opportunity for the right [Buyer](/searches/buyer-jobs) to develop their career with a highly successful and ambitious retailer, offering career development in a challenging and competitive market. With new exciting initiatives, this company is committed to raising its profile and brand awareness and offers the opportunity to join an exciting trading environment. Along with a competitive salary, the company offers an excellent bonus package and relcoation assistance. If you feel you have the drive, ambition and experience to progress your career within a respected brand, please send your CV today. 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.