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Buyer

Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92874
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: JFS.65773.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: September 09, 2013 12:09

Job Description

Due to on going growth and expansion this business is looking for an experienced Buyer to join their Head office team. The individual will have a very strong understanding of buying processes, sourcing and building a supply base in the Far East, and an attitude which fits in with the pace and culture of this fast moving and growing business. As Buyer, your key responsibilities will include:· * Looking after the buying process from cradle to grave in line with the businesses strategic direction and ambitions. * Identifying and building new supplier opportunities in the Far East. * Sourcing, product selection, and negotiation to obtain optimum product, prices and terms of contract. * Promoting and driving products, focusing on market perceptions and reputation, awareness of competitor activity, and accuracy of supply chain and continuity of supply base. * Product development for core and promotional lines, and implementation of a clear pricing strategy and full analysis to support business decisions. * Cross functional communication to ensure the department and business are fully behind and aware of all buying and supply chain related plans. You will have the following existing experience:· * Understanding and awareness of the Homewares market. * Product knowledge is essential. * Extensive sourcing knowledge in the Far east. * Team player that can buy into an environment where an ability to roll your sleeves up is a necessity. * Confident decision maker who has the ability to communicate and deliver decisions effectively. * Strong commercial awareness with a flair for seizing new opportunities. * A willingness to travel, particularly to the Far East. If this sounds like the perfect next role for you, please apply with an updated CV now. 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.