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Senior Buyer

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92235
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: April 04, 2013 10:16

Job Description

This leading retailer is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to oversee a key product category within a commercial function. As the Senior Buyer you will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability, while managing and developing your team. Your responsibilities will be to: * Recruit, lead and devlop your buying team to ensure that category targets are achieved. * Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range * Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers * Drive cost down within supply base * Maintain sales and profit according to budget * Take responsibility for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales To be successful you must have: * An extensive background within buying at Senior Buyer or Buying Manager level * A proven background in management where you've demonstrated the ability to develop your team and the people around you * A degree level education or equivalent* First class negotiation skills with a real eye for commercially viable products * A 'self-starter' attitude and be someone who thrives on challenge You will need to have strong experience as a Senior Buyer within a branded product range at management level. The selected Senior Buyer will receive an attractive salary and package. This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to develop their career with a highly successful and ambitious retailer who can offer 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 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.