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Buyer - Home

Job Title: Buyer - Home
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92566
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.57757.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: May 10, 2013 16:44

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within a successful retailer for a Buyer to join their dynamic and fast-paced head office team. As Buyer 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 focusing on kitchen, dining, lighting and home accessories. Candidates must currently be working at Buyer level within another successful retailer and must have experience of sourcing and developing homewares product 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 level within a successful retailer. Relevant product experience within homewares categories in essential, particularly area 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.