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Senior Buyer

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Industry:
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS+BENEFITS
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q99661
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: apply@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: November 27, 2015 10:58

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within a successful retailer for a Senior Buyer to join their dynamic and fast-paced head office team.

As Buyer you will be responsible for sourcing and developing a commercial range and managing a large supplier base. Candidates must currently be working at Senior Buyer level within another successful retailer and must have experience of sourcing and developing product from international suppliers.
A proven track record or managing and developing teams is also essential.

As a Senior Buyer, responsibilities will include:

  • Product Development and selection.
  • Category strategy development
  • Far East sourcing and development
  • Developing and managing suppliers, sourcing new supplier base and negotiating cost prices and delivery dates
  • Managing members of the team, working closely with the Merchandiser to plan ranges
  • Pricing strategy


To be successful you will:

  • Be an experienced Senior Buyer, currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level within a successful retailer. Experience within general merchandise categories in essential, particularly area such as seasonal, diy or hardlines.
  • Have demonstrabled international sourcing experience
  • Be able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness and range planning ability
  • Have a high level or numeracy and excellent analytical skills
  • Be confident and a skilled negotiator
  • Have previous experience of managing and leading a team

This is an excellent opportunity for an accomplished Buyer to develop their career with a highly successful and ambitious retailer who can offer career development in a challenging and competitive market. In return for your hard work and dedication you will be offered a salary of up to £65K plus a company car

If you are interested and fit the criteria, please apply with a CV quoting reference Q99661

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.