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Buyer - Electrical

Job Title: Buyer - Electrical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Merseyside
Salary: £37000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95069
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 17, 2014 18:38

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within a successful and growing retailer for an experience Buyer to join their dynamic and fast-paced head office team.As Buyer you will be responsible for sourcing and developing a commercial range and managing a large supplier base. This role is based within the electricals division. Candidates must currently be working at Buyer level within another successful retailer and must have experience of sourcing, developing and selecting ranges from this product category, and it is essential that the successful candidate be a skilled negotiator and able to forge and maintain excellent working relationships with the supply base. As Buyer, responsibilities will include: * Product Development and selection * Category strategy development * Far East sourcing and development * Developing and managing suppliers, sourcing new supplier base and negotiating cost prices and delivery dates * Managing junior members of the team, working closely with the Merchandiser to plan ranges * Pricing strategy To be successful you will: * Be an experienced Buyer, currently working at Buyer or Senior Buyer level within a successful retailer. Relevant product experience within electricals is essential, particularly focusing upon new technology, gaming, audio visual and tele-communications. * Have demonstrable Far East sourcing experience * Be able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness and range planning ability * Have a high level or numeracy and excellent analytical skills * Be confident and a skilled negotiator * Have previous experience of managing and leading a team This is an excellent opportunity for an accomplished Buyer to develop their career with a highly successful and ambitious retailer who can offer career development in a challenging and competitive market. 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.