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Senior Buyer- Leisure

Job Title: Senior Buyer- Leisure
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92463
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 19, 2013 19:08

Job Description

A blue-chip household multi-channel Retailer is looking for a Senior Buyer in their leisure division. This role is responsible for the effective delivery & leadership of the Buying strategy and will track the relevant budgets to ensure delivery of profit margins for the Business area. This person will be buying leisure categories and the client are open to candidates for a hardlines, home accessories or home textile background. They would need great commercial acumen but also a strong product eye with some creative flair and Far East Sourcing experience. Your roles include - * Ability to work within a budget & be able to trade profit opportunities. * FE Sourcing. * Set retail selling price. * Working alongside suppliers & customers in European market. * Ensure pricing & quality of assortments is in line with agreed business strategy. * Category performance - e.g. sales, wastage, profit, market share, LFL, volume, price index, return on shelf space. * Product development involvement within own brand. * Select, plan & put forward appropriate offers for promotional store space. To be successful in the position you must have - * Senior / Buying and product development experience in home, bedroom and/or bathroom categories. * Suitable for candidates commutable from North London or the Home counties. * Ability to lead and coach to deliver outstanding results as part of a team. * Open to contract & permanent candidates (including maternity cover). * Excellent communication at all levels. * Far-east sourcing experience. * Product development within own brand. * Graduate Calibre. In return you will work for a retailer with a great high-street presence and one that is a well respected blue-chip. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please apply using 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.