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Buyer / Senior Buyer

Job Title: Buyer / Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94151
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: JFS.94596.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 28, 2013 18:20

Job Description

Job title: Buyer / Senior Buyer Purpose of role: Sourcing and developing an industry leading range from Far East and UK supplier base. Delivering sales budget and achieving KPIs. Responsibilities: * Category strategy development * Product range selection and development * Range review and gap analysis * Delivering sales budget, achieving and exceeding targeted margin requirements * Supplier Management * Developing and managing supplier relationships * Sourcing new supplier base * Negotiating cost prices and trading terms & conditions * Promotional strategy development * Planning and executing promotional activities including newsletters, e-Spot and social media * Sourcing and negotiating for exclusive offers, clearance deals, brand advertising and innovative products * Managing availability, stock value and stock turn * Forecasting new products and trends * Managing day to day work of junior members of the team * Working closely with Product and Marketing Team Skills & experience Essential * An experienced Buyer, currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level within a successful retailer * Experience within technology and hardlines categories in essential * Have experience of sourcing and developing product from the Far East * Be able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness and range planning ability * Excellent negotiation and communication skills * Previous experience of managing and leading a team Desirable * Previous experience in eCommerce trading * Experience within mobile technology categories is highly desirable * Previous experience in merchandising / supply chain * Have high profile brand management experience Attributes Essential * Highly numerical with excellent analytical skills * Be passionate about mobile technology * Have high attention to detail * Customer focus Good organisation skill Desirable * Market/Industry Knowledge * Problem solving skills / initiative 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.