Connecting to LinkedIn...

Senior Buyer - Hampshire

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Hampshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, Hampshire
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q98063
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 30, 2015 18:43

Job Description

This UK & international retailer is currently looking for a Senior Buyer for their Home Improvement 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 ley product category through existing, high profile & new suppliers which is heavily focused on strong negotiation & supplier agreements.

The is a high profile category within their Decorating, Paint & Home improvement category that has a turnover of 150 -200million and 2,000 SKU's; thus is looking for an individual who has dealt with a similar volume category.

Your responsibilities are-

  • Developing souring strategy for the business
  • Supplier negotiation and striving to improve mutually effective relationships
  • Introducing new supplier relationships which is focused around the customer
  • Driving sales & profitability and making key commercial decision that will impact the bottom line.
  • Category Manager to create product ranges that meets the customer needs.
  • Far East & European sourcing trip
  • Analysing past sales trends
  • Works with category marketing to identify promotions & future needs.
  • Accurately forecast trends, plan stock levels and performance.
  • Work closely with Proposition & Merchandising teams regarding Category Management
  • Develop supplier & range review

To be successful you will-

  • Have Buyer/Sourcing experience at a Buying Manager, Category or Senior Buyer level within a similar range in DIY, Decorating, Electrical category in retail or supplier side.
  • You'll need to be commercially aware with an analytical flair.
  • This roles is heaving negotiation rather than trend , NPD focused.
  • International sourcing experience
  • Technical ability to build ranges
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Experience with Internal stake holder management
  • High influence individual & can consult & make key decisions in a ever-changing market
  • Have accountability of a category of 100-200 million & in control of budgets.

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 Q98063 .

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.