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Buyer - Garden

Job Title: Buyer - Garden
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94545
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.14820.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 23, 2013 09:24

Job Description

This successful retailer is looking for a Buyer for Garden Accessories & Sundries; which key focus of this role is analysing the performance and making decisions of the range.This business is a market leader in their specialist field! Your responsibilities will include: * Sourcing, selecting & building a commercial range * Analysing the data and then focusing in on what is working well and what needs improving (this all comes from the figures)· * Maintaining and developing excellent supplier relations as well as negotiating cost prices, payment terms and discounts * Analyse supplier performance. * Centre visits - In season floor walks with the Store Manager and use of sales analysis to identify performance of stock * Working togwther in ensuring a ‘commercial, merchandising and marketing brief’ and POS are put in place to support the product. * Working closely with the Visual Merchandising, Marketing and Operations teams. * Monitoring Category performance and identifying sales trends. * Reacting to in-season trading, actioning promotions or markdowns where necessary. You must be: * An experienced Buyer or Category Manager, ideally within a Garden, DIY or outdoor background. Highly analytical and use of reports & excel to monitor performance of categories. * Must have experience of daily supplier relationships * Decisive in making key commercial decision * Commercially astute with good market knowledge If you are interested in this this opportunity this is a unique role within a autonomous working environment! Please apply today quoting the reference of Q94545. 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.