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Head of Buying

Job Title: Head of Buying
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England
Salary: Competitive salary + Car
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91817
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: DMB.79460.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 13, 2013 09:21

Job Description

One of the North West's best established retailers is looking to appoint a [Head of Buying](/searches/head-of-buying-jobs) to lead the team and drive product development. Reporting into the Board your role will involve: * Collaborating with various departments in sourcing, selection, pricing, quality assurance and negotiating with suppliers for best price deals * Ensuring that the range achieves gross profit targets whilst ensuring that products meet customer expectations and brand values * Direct responsibility for the overall approval of ranges and the placing of merchandising commitments to ensure adequate stock levels are in place * Driving the front end product development strategy * Ensuring there is continuous review of product performance and trends to maximize sales and margin on season. To be considered you must have: * A high level of buying and product development experience gained at senior trading level within a leading retailer * A current or recent background within retail Homewares (essential) * Natural business leadership skills with excellent people management experience If this sounds like the role for you, please apply now with a copy of your updated CV. 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.