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Head of Buying- Home

Job Title: Head of Buying- Home
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95374
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: RA.56198.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 11, 2014 10:36

Job Description

An established and widely loved retailer is looking for a Head of Buying for their home category. You will spearhead the development of an already established category through innovative and trend led decisions. Previous experience in the same category is essential, preferably with good NPD experience. You will primarily be responsible for: * Building upon strong relationships at a senior business level with suppliers, enhancing what are already established long-standing ties * Managing a team of Senior Buyer to deliver range growth and margin improvements * Providing an inspirational leadership stance on all category decisions, some of which will be popular, others won’t, but all must be for the greater good of the customer and the bottom line * Working closely with the Head of Merchandising to deliver exceptional category performance The ideal candidate will be: * Experienced at a similar level in retail buying or ecommerce * Educated to degree level, ideally with a statistical slant * Superbly numbers focussed and hands-on at all times * A proven influencer of people and unrivalled leader This is a pivotal position in this business and the competition is high, but in return for the hard work, you will be rewarded with a salary of between £80-£100k and a good benefits package. If this sounds like you, please apply today with an up-to-date copy of your CV. 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.