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Buyer (Non Food)

Job Title: Buyer (Non Food)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Start Date: 01/07/2013
Reference: Q93147
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: July 01, 2013 18:31

Job Description

This established retailer based in The North West seeks a Buyer to join its team in a contract role for a 12 month period. Reporting into the Head of Buying, you will be responsible for a key, strategically important category within the company's portfolio. As category buyer, you will also take responsibility for: * Taking a proactive position, working closely with Supply Chain and Logistics teams to ensure efficient management of the stock file. * Creation and implementation of effective promotional programmes. * Achieving sales and margin targets as laid out in the business plan. * Development of effective and productive working relationships with cross-functional teams such as Merchandising and Marketing. * Actively engaging with and supporting retail stores teams to resolve issues and improve sales. * Development and introduction of exciting and innovative new products. * Development and implementation of a customer-facing range strategy. * Working with domestic and global suppliers to develop ranges to drive sales and profit growth, including annual terms negotiations. To be successful, you should have: * Experience within a similar non-food role. * A high level of trading experience in a fast-moving retail environment with an emphasis on trend-led Buying and new product development (NPD). * Buying experience and currently be operating at Buyer or Senior Buyer level in a large UK retailer. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join a results-driven team. This role is immedietaly available for the right candidate. If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, please do not hesitate to apply. 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.