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Junior Buyer

Job Title: Junior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94978
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAH.78611.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 04, 2014 08:43

Job Description

This is a great opportunity for a driven, customer focused junior buyer wanting to progress their career with an innovative business that delivers great value, great service and great choice to it’s continuously growing customer base. The business is powered by exceptional people with a ‘can do’ attitude who can support and contribute to it’s growth. In return, talent is recognised and people are developed to the best of their ability. This role will involve category responsibility of one or more pet categories as well as providing support to the commercial manager. Key Responsibilities: * Achieving targets for your categories by selecting the appropriate product ranges and developing effective promotional campaigns * Building relationships with suppliers in order to secure customer focussed ranges at the best retail and cost prices * Negotiate and agree ranges and margins with suppliers * Weekly sales analysis of KPIs for your categories * Supporting, developing and acting as day to day contact for the Buying Assistant Candidates Requirements: * Knowledge and experience of working within the pet industry * Experience within a junior buying or buying position * Commercial acumen with a clear understanding of what it takes to increase customer participation * An excellent head for numbers and therefore an ability to analyse market data, sales data, promotion data, KPI’s and supplier performance. * Strong communication, negotiation and relationship building skills * An innovative thinker who can identify new ways of working, new strategies, etc. * Strong customer focus This is a fantastic opportunity for a junior buyer looking to progress their career with an outstanding business, so if you have the experience and skill set required then we would welcome your application. 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.