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Buyer - Home & Gifting

Job Title: Buyer - Home & Gifting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94965
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 06, 2015 22:18

Job Description

Successful, premium home & gifting retailer that provides everyday stylish homewares, accessories, furniture & gifting. A great destination head office that has been in business for over 10 years. This multi-channel high street retailer is committed to delivering great products and great customer service!

As the Buyer you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and managing a group of products within their homewares range
  • Monitoring stock levels in order to maximise sales.
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses across the product range.
  • Category management; developing and managing a range of products.
  • Selection and range review.
  • Manage the profitability of the category by means of pricing, returns, service and sales.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of supply with suppliers.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive buying strategies
  • Lead & Develop and motivate juniors staff members

To be suitable for this position you must have : -

  • Buyer experience within a similar which must have Home and or Gifting experience is essential
  • Highly analytical & strong negotiation skills to monitor performance of categories.
  • Managing and developing a Buyer's Assistant.
  • Experience of maintaining, developing and introducing new and existing supplier relationships to get the best commercial result.
  • Business astute with good market knowledge
  • Multi-channel experience is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to develop product as well as experience of this
  • Experience of sourcing from both the UK & the Far East

You will not only be rewarded with an excellent earning potential but also with 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 skill-set for this position please send us your CV quoting the reference of Q94965.

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.