Senior Buyer - Retail

Artis PPSC
Bristol, Avon
11 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Buyer - Retail
South West

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly experienced retail buying professional to join a unique and dynamic business working in a fast paced industry. You will have a proven background in team management and development, and have worked with luxury / high end products / brands. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and exciting business, and steer the growth of the category.

You will have full responsibility for the category buying strategy, working very closely with the Senior Merchandiser, and liaising with the Head of Buying. With a focus on sales and gross profit, stock level and turn, range development, and relationship management (supplier, internal etc).

The range will be developed with suitable vendors in accordance with business needs and the category strategy. You will develop new relationships and work to exit non-performing vendors / products. Managing and developing a buying team you'll lead by example with structured organisation and planning, whilst progressing them.

Candidates must have a strong background in retail buying (and ideally merchandising), with a proven knowledge of the luxury product market. You'll have excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, with an ability to develop and progress the category.