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Head of Category / Buyer - Home & Garden - London

Job Title: Head of Category / Buyer - Home & Garden - London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92601
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: VIK.20085.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 07, 2013 10:12

Job Description

One of the UK’s largest retailers is looking for an experienced Head of Category / Senior Buyer to join their team and lead the Furniture and Upholstery category. As head of Category, you will be responsible for: * Product mixing, sourcing and merchandising products within the range. * Developing relationships with existing suppliers and negotiating the best possible terms with them. * Working with merchandisers to analyse the performance of existing product lines. * Driving sales revenue for the Furniture category. * Working with the E-commerce to maximise online revenue. This position demands an entrepreneurial and driven individual who can take ownership of the Furniture category and add to the existing product range. You will have extensive experience of buying Furniture / Upholstery and have existing relationships within the industry. You will also have the following skills / experience: * Experience of dealing with suppliers in both Europe and Asia. * Strong numerical and analytical skills. * A good track record of trading a category profitably. * Be able to negotiate with suppliers and reduce lead times. * Be extremely driven and passionate about the industry. This is an exciting opportunity with a well established and entrepreneurial retailer based in London. You will be rewarded for your hard work as Head of Category / Senior Buyer for Furniture will a basic salary of £50 - £60k + Bonus + Benefits. If you are interested in this position and have the necessary skills and experience, please apply 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.