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Online Senior Buyer

Job Title: Online Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, Surrey
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: Q97993
Contact Name: Quest Search & Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 26, 2015 11:43

Job Description

A leading high-street retailer is looking for an Online Senior Buyer to manage one of their Branded and Own Label FMCG categories.This is an exciting new opportunity to work with fast-paced environment to take control of this growing category including the P&L, supplier relationships, marketing & brand credentials that delivers against all of the Category KPI's within their Healthcare & Well Being category.

As a Senior Buyer in this category you must have experience of consignment Buying or understanding of the Sale or Return model. This role is looking after a range of products and perhaps new categories that this business has not sold before on an exclusive online basis.

In this role you will be responsible for:

· Maximising sales and profit from online activity by sourcing new ranges outside of existing product areas via consignment fulfilment

· Deliver online category plans including range reviews,

· Develop and deliver new & existing supplier relationship to build strong, commercial plans with relevant support and investment

· Work with the Online Merchandiser and merchandising teams, to maintain and deliver the merchandising strategy

· Manage and review pricing policy

· Collaborate with the Commercial & Online Marketing teams to develop and implement product launches, online marketing promotion plans and strategies that are relevant to category

· Monitor and evaluate commercial performance on a weekly/monthly/annual basis, proactively introducing revised buying plans and activity.

· identify and source new products and review existing to ensure commercially viable range of products.

· Competitive Shopping and understanding of the market

· Evaluating the effectiveness of promotions throughout the year.

You must be:

· An Experienced Buying Manager, Senior Buyer or Category Management experience ideally from a Health, Beauty, Food or FMCG background.

· Online and Ecommerce experience· Entrepreneurial & forward thinking individual who has an eye for commercially viable relationships.

· Has involvement with Consignment or Grey Marketing Buying

· Equipped with strong commercial acumen & negotiation skills to maximise profitability for the category.

· Possess inspirational leadership & management skills to lead and manage junior member's of the team!

· Has full category responsibility of an area including P&L , marketing and business planning.

This is a brilliant role within a market leader in the UK retail industry where you can develop & grow a new category in a blue chip environment. You will have opportunity to earn bonus, car allowance & to join their company pension scheme.

If you think that you are qualified for this position, please send us your CV.

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.