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Assistant Buyer - Health & Beauty

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Health & Beauty
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q98892
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 20, 2015 06:21

Job Description

This leading high-street retailer renowned for their Everyday household offering is looking for a Assistant Buyer within their Health & Beauty category.

This FTSE 250 business has been operating for 10 years and is a marketing leading retailer within FMCG retailing having Branded and Own-Brand product range to provide a competitive offer to customers.

The whole category looks after colour, skincare and make up accessories and is looking for someone with good supplier relationship within high-street and/or premium more boutique brands in the UK that would be an exciting partnership for this large retailer.

The category is doing very well and has big plans in 2015 - 2017 and is looking form a more established team to move the category forward to reflect their AB1 customer base.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Achieving targets for the category for which you are responsible by selecting the appropriate product ranges.
  • developing effective promotional campaigns where you can provide exclusive deal and promotions for your customers to drive traffic
  • Ad Hoc visits to suppliers
  • right price to enable growth & gross margin
  • Identify and source new products and review existing to ensure commercially viable range of products.
  • The need to maintaining competitiveness and driving sales and profitability
  • Putting the customer and the heart of the plan
  • Identifying new product opportunities, evaluating the effectiveness of promotions throughout the year & build relationships with key brands within the beauty sector.

You must be:

  • An experienced Assistant or Junior Buyer ideally from a FMCG within Heath & Beauty, Hair, colour, skincare or beauty brands experience.
  • Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
  • The ability to "think outside the box" in relation to new products, promotional strategies
  • Equipped with strong commercial acumen & negotiation skills to maximise profitability for the category.
  • If you have Product development experience this is advantageous but not essential. For example if you Have worked collaboratively with other team including marketing, product development and planning.
  • Numerical and analytical with excellent attention to detail

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast-paced working environment within a market leading Marketplace with a great fresh central London location! If you're interested in this opportunity and have the relevant experience, please apply now quoting the reference Q98892.

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.