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Senior Buyer - Garden Sundries

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Garden Sundries
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worcestershire
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94866A
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.34578.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 17, 2014 19:32

Job Description

This successful retailer is looking for a Head of Buying within their Outdoor, Garden & Homewares ranges 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 & they are now looking to hire a Head of to join their dynamic and high performing team. As the Head of Buying, you will have the following responsibilities: - Oversee all the buying process for your assigned product group - Develop and implement comprehensive buying strategies - Effectively manage the range, stocks and all commercial aspects of your assigned product group - Sourcing, selecting & building a commercial range - Lead & Develop and motivate the Category Managers and Buyers within your team - Maintaining and developing excellent supplier relations as well as negotiating cost prices, payment terms and discounts To qualify for this position, the following qualifications are required: * Substantial years of experience as a Head of Buying, Senior Buyer or Category experience within a similar retail & garden business from a similar category background. * Highly analytical & strong negotiation skills to monitor performance of categories. * Experience of maintaining, developing and introducing new and existing supplier relationships to get the best commercial result. * Business astute with good market knowledge * People/team management experience with a track record of developing and leading a team You will not only be rewarded with an excellent earning potential but also with outstanding career opportunities where you can be part of a growing team that you can influence and develop!. If you feel that you have the right qualifications and leadership qualities for this position please send us your CV quoting the reference of Q94866A. 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.