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Head of Buying - Electrical

Job Title: Head of Buying - Electrical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £120000 - £150000 per annum + Car Allowance+ Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95800
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: July 23, 2014 09:24

Job Description

Leading UK retailer is currently looking to recruit at a senior leadership level for a Head of Buying within the Electrical & Technology department. This award winning, blue chip business is market leading and has been instrumental in pushing the boundaries of their retail offer across a number of product areas and has become one of the most trusted high street retailers. The ideal candidate for this role will have exceptional experience from a Bluechip retail or FMCG background ideally from an audio, visual, entertainment or gaming background ( though not essential) with a proven ability to lead a senior team to shape and deliver the business strategy and goals. Your performance will be reviewed by achieving your financial KPI’s & leading the internal governances. You must enjoy the autonomy to make exclusive commercial and strategic decisions. Your roles include - * Fully financial accountable for delivering both strategic and commercial objectives for the Buying Group * Inspiring and developing the team through proactive succession planning and development. * Clear communication of the Business and Operating plan and gaining buy-in from internal stake-holders * Responding to market trends, anticipating customer needs and identifying emerging opportunities. * Working with external suppliers to ensure the assortment has a compelling price and exclusive deals * Exceptional negotiating and supplier management skills * Develop and motivate the team to hit certain goals and milestones. * Influencing and managing stakeholders To be successful you must be a- * Have a proven background from a Retail Buying background with significant experience from an Electrical environment * Have a strong commercial instinct * Be an independent thinker & have excellent self direction * Have a great balance across the perceived Leadership behaviours that will be complimentary in delivering commercial success whilst adhering to the customer requirements * Ability to lead and coach to deliver outstanding results as part of a team * Excellent communication at all levels including influence at a director & stakeholder level In return you will work for a retailer with a strong UK high-street presence & a place to develop your career within a business that is market leading and someone who you wil be proud to work for. If you feel that you have the right entrepreneurial spirit and commercial acumen with the range of leadership styles to deliver then please send your cv quoting the reference Q95800. 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.