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Buyer - Berkshire

Job Title: Buyer - Berkshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93446
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.45766.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 15, 2013 10:55

Job Description

New Assistant Category Manager Opportunities for a reputable UK retailer on the high-street. As a Buyer you will manager aspects of the category’s commercial activity including sales reporting, range reviews, annual promotional plans, retail and trade selling process, supplier management as well as being involved with the own brand development plans. You will help lead the Buying strategy within budget and allowing for the maximum ROI. You will need great commercial acumen and Buying /Category Management experience from a fast-paced retail, Heath & beauty or Supermarket retailer. Your roles include - * Ability to work within a budget * Carry out category reviews and category updates * Provide Market research of current ranges in the market * Help form Price Plans * Monitored against Category performance - e.g. sales, wastage, profit, market share, LFL, volume, price index, return on shelf space To be successful in the position you must have - * Category Management or Buying experience where you have ownership or understanding of the full range and category preferably at a Buyer, Senior Assistant Buyer or Junior Buyer level. * Have been involved with, range reviews, promotional plans& Pricing plans. * Buying experience (preferably working within a FMCG / fast paced retailer) * Main and developed supplier relationships * Sourcing ranges from the Far-East * Ability to lead and coach to deliver outstanding results as part of a team * Product Development experience desirable not essential * Excellent communication at all levels In return you will work for a retail with a great international high-street presence who as a group is a well respected business. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your CV quoting the reference Q93446. 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.