Senior Buyer

3 days left

Michael Page Retail
South West London, London
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Buyer for a renowned retail organisation based in South West London.

Looking after one of the Home categories, this role has full category responsibility and 2/3 direct reports.

Client Details

The client are a well known General Merchandise Retail business based in London. They are extremely ambitious and constantly evolving and adapting to remain ahead of the curve and maintain competitive advantage. This is a role for an astute, diligent and hard hitting commercial buyer who can improve ways of working within the category and deliver on the ambitious growth plans for the category and report directly to Head of Buying/ Buying Director.


As Senior Buyer you will be responsible for

  • Full accountability for their category performance, delivery on targets through ranging and developing a trend driven product range to maximise profitability
  • Working with Head of Buying/ Buying Director to develop and deliver category strategy
  • P&L responsibility for Category
  • Sourcing and selecting suppliers who are at the forefront of their industry to provide a strong range of good, better best products
  • Building Long term commercial relationships with suppliers and ensuring maximal margin and profitability
  • Managing 2/3 direct reports


The Successful Senior Buyer will

  • Have a very strong background in retail buying with multiple category experience
  • Have great supplier networks and a track record of delivering category growth and over achievement
  • Have a strong leadership style, setting example to both subordinates and more junior team members
  • Be a very commercial negotiator, look at long term propositions and be able to identify with customer base to build trend driven ranges
  • Be a self started and able to prioritise workload to hit short term and long term goals
  • Be able to commute to South West London

Job Offer

The Successful Senior Buyer will be based from the South West London offices.

The salary on offer is dependent on experience and ability and performance at interview, + car allowance + bonus, pension and health care.

If this is of interest to you then please apply asap as we are working quickly to arrange interviews.