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Buyer - Magazines & Newspapers

Job Title: Buyer - Magazines & Newspapers
Contract Type: Contract
Location: South East England
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SSP90895
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.77813.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 17, 2012 10:06

Job Description

A fantastic new Buyer opportunity has arisen within this blue chip retailer to cover a secondment position with the potential of going permanent. You'll be responsible for the effective delivery of the Buying strategy and will track the relevant budgets to ensure delivery of profit margins for the business area of Magazines & Newspapers. You will be buying Books, Magazines & Newspaper categories. You'll need great commercial acumen with like-for-like experience in a similar category. As the [Buyer](/searches/buyer-jobs), your role will include: * Working within a budget & trading profit opportunities * Setting retail selling price * Selecting from branded product range * Product development * Selecting, planning & suggesting appropriate offers for promotional store space * Insight into technologies developments and commercial competitor insight * Management and development of people and having active development plans for your team To be successful in the position, you must have: * Experience as a Buyer / [Senior Buyer](/searches/senior-buyer-jobs) of newspapers, books or magazines, along with product development experience * The ability to lead and coach to deliver outstanding results as part of a team * Excellent communication at all levels * Graduate level education or equivalent In return you will work for a retailer with a great presence on the UK high street which is a well respected generalist, mixed goods retailer. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like the one for you please send your CV ASAP.