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Buyer - Gift & Accessories

Job Title: Buyer - Gift & Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5k Car Allowance + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95490
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.00680.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 07, 2014 10:14

Job Description

A well-known high-street retailer with nearly 400 stores on the UK high street is looking to hire a driven and experienced Buyer to join their team for one of their established multi-product areas. The role of the Buyer will include the following responsibilities: - Develop and implement a comprehensive buying strategy - To prepare and deliver annual and seasonal strategies and range plans - Most Buying is through suppliers and brands however this is an element of product development also. - Oversee the buying process from start to finish including negotiation and setting clear service level agreements that can be met by both parties. - Managing and Leading a team of a Assistant Buyer & Buying Assistant - Identify new brands and sourcing partners while managing relationships with current suppliers - Stay abreast of the competitors’ activities – Trends, seasonal etc - Working and maintaining great relationships with the stores & VM teams. The ideal candidate for this role will have the following qualifications: Proven experience of managing the buying process within a Branded Buyer or Senior Buyer level. They are open on category for example in Jewellery/Accessories, Watches, Online, FMCG, Beauty, Home or Fashion. - Commerciality is key! - Strong knowledge of the complete buying process - Excellent relationship-building and negotiation skills - Strong commercial acumen - Highly analytical and has excellent numeric skills - Good presentation skills - Have experience of managing a team. This is a desirable position with the opportunity to join the well-known business . If you are open to be part of an international business which is market leading and has benefits to match – please send us your up to date CV quoting the reference Q95490 . 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.