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Buyer - Hardlines

Job Title: Buyer - Hardlines
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90329
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 26, 2012 16:08

Job Description

This leading retailer seeks a Buyer to join its growing Buying team in Hampshire. The main purpose of your role will be to develop a commercially viable and competitive range to drive category performance. This will involve leading supplier negotiations, ranging, promotional activity and forecasting whilst working cross functionally to deliver category KPIs. To be successful you will have hardlines experience within either Electrical or DIY and have experience within Far East sourcing and managing large brands. As the new Buyer, your key responsibilities will be: * To lead supplier negotiations and selection to drive favourable trading and ranging terms. * To manage competitor reviews and drive category development in order to ensure range and pricing is competitive. * To drive own label proposition and product development. * To work closely with Marketing and Merchandising to delivery category aims. * To manage new product launch critical path. * To identify new opportunities for category growth. To be considered you must have: * Experience within a fast paced retail business with major brand management experience. * Highly commercial and excellent negotiation skills. * Strong numerical and influencing skills. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and ambitious, award winning business that has become a major force within its sector. As the Buyer, the company offers you a competitive base salary and bonus. Should you feel that you have the necessary skills and experience for this role, please apply today.