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Buying Manager- Furniture

Job Title: Buying Manager- Furniture
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East London
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94918
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: RA.08589.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 24, 2014 10:15

Job Description

A very successful and instantly recognisable high-street retailer are looking to recruit a Buying Manager to oversee their highly profitably furniture department. You will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of the furniture range to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability. There is also a realistic possibility that this position will grow to a ‘Head Of’ position within 18 months. Responsibilities include: * Planning and developing a profitable and commercial product range * Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers * Drive cost down within supply base * Maintain sales and profit according to budget * Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales * European and Far East travel, sourcing new; negotiating with and maintaining existing; suppliers Applicants will need to have strong retail buying experience ideally within a related category though strong buying and product development skills gained within a fast moving multi-site retailer would be considered. Ideally you will be degree educated, or equivalent, with excellent interpersonal skills. The successful Buying Manager will be rewarded with a base salary circa £70k with a car allowance, bonus and benefits in line with industry standards. If you feel that you are suitably skilled and able to take on this challenging and rewarding role, please apply today. 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.