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Buyer - Christmas/Seasonal

Job Title: Buyer - Christmas/Seasonal
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95394
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 15, 2014 12:34

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within one of UKs most established and successful specialty retail businesses. They are now looking to hire a Buyer to work on their Christmas / Seasonal product range. This position will be based in London. As the Buyer, you will be responsible for the following: * Developing buying strategies and plans for the seasonal products category * Identifying and sourcing new products to further improve the existing range * Driving sales and profitability and overall commercial strategy * Ensuring the quality and value of the assigned range and category * Ensuring that all buying transactions are in compliance with the contract principles * Managing vendor identification, evaluation and selection * Maintaining strong working relationships and negotiating the best prices with suppliers To qualify for this role, you must have the following qualifications: * Substantial experience in a buying role, preferably within the seasonal products category * Background in DIY retail, garden centres and department stores * Strong commercial acumen * Passion for retail, good eye for commercially viable products * Strong analytical and negotiation skills This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to further learn and develop as a professional in an exciting new environment. The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive package that comes with excellent benefits. If you think that you have the right qualifications for this position, please send us your CV 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.