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Senior Buyer - Hampshire

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Hampshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, Hampshire
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96401
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 14, 2014 14:32

Job Description

This UK & international retailer is currently looking for a Senior Buyer for their Cleaning appliance category. With over 200 stores in the UK and growing; this business is looking for a committed individual for their multi-channel offer.

As a Senior Buyer you'll be responsible for growing and leading a product category through existing and new suppliers and also looking to developed the Own-Brand ranges. The range include small electrical appliances, brushes, mops & other kitchen or bathroom cleaning implements.

Your responsibilities are-

Developing souring strategy for the business

Driving sales & Profitability

Category Manager to create product ranges that meets the customer needs.

Far East & European sourcing trip

Analysing past sales trends to anticipate future need - so you'll need to be commercially aware with an analytical flair.

Accurately forecast trends, plan stock levels and performance.

Work closely with Proposition & Merchandising teams regarding Category Management

Develop supplier & range review

Supplier negotiation and striving to improve up mutually effective relationships

To be successful you will-

Have Buyer/Sourcing experience at a Buying Manager, Category or Senior Buyer level within a similar range in Household or Electrical category.

International sourcing experience

Experience with Internal stake holder management

Retail or Supplier background with the relevant product categories will be considered - Household, Cleaning Detergents, Electrical or Cleaning tools

High influence individual & can consult & make key decisions in a ever-changing market

Have accountability of a category of 35 - 200 million & in control of the OTB.

Effective communication and stakeholder management skills to devise a merchandising plan for multiple produce areas.

This blue chip business does offer relocation packages as well as a car or car allowance & further bonuses and benefits! If you feel you have the relevant experience & can add value at a senior level where you can work autonomously on your own & as part of a team then please send your cv quoting the reference Q96401.

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.