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Retail Buyer

Job Title: Retail Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harpenden
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95508
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.78712.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 16, 2014 16:10

Job Description

A rapidly growing retail solutions provider is currently looking to hire a Retail Buyer to join their high performing team. This role will be part of a global retail team that would be dealing with different retail accounts worldwide and requires excellent retail knowledge. You will be responsible for developing bespoke range of products for your clients including food and non food products. This challenging role involves the following responsibilities: * Manage the retail programme for new account start-up within new markets * Developing the bespoke range of products for new accounts * Drive reduced costs and increase supplier engagement within the regional product categories * Recruit and train staff to establish and support local retail teams * Drive profit for the business and the client by taking a category/range management approach during product selection * Oversee product planning by analysing and interpreting sales trends and figures * Keep an updated knowledge of the market trends in the retail industry The ideal candidate for this role will have the following qualifications: * Degree level education or equivalent * At least 3 years of experience within a commercial retail role, would suit a buyer, sales professional or even an area or store manager * Experience outside Europe would be an advantage * Fluent in English and at least one other language * Full EU driving licence * Flexible to live and work outside the UK when required * Strong commercial acumen * Excellent planning and organisational skills * Strong cultural awareness This role offers an opportunity to further develop as a professional and have a large influence in an exciting new workplace. 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.