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Online Buying Manager - Seasonal

Job Title: Online Buying Manager - Seasonal
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q98518
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 21, 2015 10:26

Job Description

A leading retailer is looking to recruit an Online Buying Manager to oversee a key product area in their seasonal categories. As a Buyer you will be responsible for the buying & planning of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability within their exclusive online deals.

Like for Like product experience is desirable but not essential however is looking for an established, progressive Buyer within any Seasonal, Food or Health background who can make the transition!

The Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range
  • Be involved with New Product Development & own brand development
  • · Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers
  • Development and planning of ranges
  • · Maintain sales and profit according to budget
  • · Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales

To be successful in the position you must have -

  • Category Management or Buying experience within FMCG, Seasonal or Gifting Retail or FMCG background and have worked within the online channel.
  • Track record of success within your career
  • Product Development experience desirable not essential
  • Excellent communication at all levels
  • Maintain and developed supplier relationships

In return you will work for a retail with a great international, Blue-chip business and will have the opportunity to develop your career for the long term, including share option, car allowance and various other benefits. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q98518.

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.