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Buyer - Toys & Books

Job Title: Buyer - Toys & Books
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £42000 - £62000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SSP90895A
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: SSP.29238.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 17, 2012 10:13

Job Description

New Buyer opportunity has arisen within the Blue-chip retailer to cover a 12 month secondment position with the potential of going permanent. This role is 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 Toys & Books. You'll be buying Toys (various) & Books and will need great commercial acumen with like-for-like experience in a similar category. Your role include: * Ability to work within a budget & be able to trade profit opportunities * Set retail selling price * Selected from branded product range * Product development involvement * select, plan & put forward 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 you must: * Have experience as a [Buyer](/searches/buyer-jobs) or [Senior Buyer](/searches/senior-buyer-jobs) within Toys & Books, as well as product development experience * Have the ability to lead and coach to deliver outstanding results as part of a team * Have excellent communication skills at all levels * Be a graduate or equivalent In return you will work for a retail with a great UK high-street presence who as a group is a well respected generalist, mixed-goods retailer. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv asap quoting the reference Q90895A.