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Senior Buying Manager- Seasonal & Outdoor

Job Title: Senior Buying Manager- Seasonal & Outdoor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96763
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 31, 2014 16:07

Job Description

A new exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Buying Manager- (Seasonal & Outdoor, Cook & Dine), to join one of the UK's leading online retailers.

As Senior Buying manager your main responsibilities will be:

  • Developing and implementing the overall strategic direction and financial plans for the Seasonal and Cook and Dine category
  • Deliver propositions and ranges targeted at the customer, including some NPD
  • Plan and execute the sourcing of both domestic and non UK products attending supplier visits as required
  • Manage the supplier relationship through effective negotiation and delivering added value for the business from identified suppliers
  • Monitors and drives sales performance through the continuous review of key competitor activity and adjustment of the proposition as appropriate
  • Delivers promotional propositions and ranges targeted at the customer
  • Support commercial management and analysis for forecasts and sales figures
  • Manage and coach your team of Assistants.

As a Senior Buyer your skills will ideally include:

  • Wealth of Buying experience within a retail environment, particularly non-food, ideally gifting and stationery
  • Experience of managing large teams
  • Sound commercial acumen
  • Good analytical skills, excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Highly organised and structured - strong time management skills
  • Computer literacy and highly numerate

This is a brilliant role which offers a starting salary of £45k-£60k as well as an industry leading benefits package.

If working for a leading retailer with unparalleled progression opportunities appeals to you, then don't hesitate to apply.

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.