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Buyer - Home

Job Title: Buyer - Home
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £4000 - £45000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93516
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.53627.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: September 12, 2013 12:37

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within one of the UKs most successful retailers 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 specifically across bathroom textiles and hardlines. Candidates must currently be working at Buyer level within another successful retailer and must have experience of sourcing and developing product from the Far East. You must also be able to demonstrate previous experience of managing and leading a team. As Buyer, responsibilities will include: * Sourcing and developing a commercial range from Far East and UK supplier base. * Category strategy development. * Developing and managing suppliers, sourcing new supplier base and negotiating cost prices and delivery dates. * Work within OTB and budget requirements, achieving and exceeding targeted margin requirements. * Working closely with the Merchandiser to plan ranges. * Completing detailed trend forecasting and competitor analysis. * Managing junior members of the team, working closely with the Merchandiser to plan ranges. To be successful you will: * Be an experienced Buyer, currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level within a successful retailer. Experience within homewares categories in essential, experience of textiles and hardlines is highly desirable. * 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.