Buying Manager - Furniture Retail (Dining/Occasional)

Gap Professional
£48000 - £50000 per annum
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced Buying Manager, Senior Buyer, Lead Buyer or Purchasing Manager with a successful background of purchasing within the retail industry that includes the retail of Hardwood, Dining or Occasional furniture?

Are you strategic, ambitious, highly-motivated and seeking an exciting opportunity to join a large, market-leading group who source, design & manufacture high-quality furniture, retailing the items via their network of well-known high street brands and online?

If so, the role of Buying Manager could be exactly the next step you seek.

Role Purpose:

As the Buying Manager for furniture you will manage and drive the creative and process functions of the buying cycle across the total furniture department, with additional buying accountability for the Dining and Occasional furniture department.

You will lead your team through the key stages of the buying process by planning all strategy, range review and sign off processes and critical path, whilst ensuring partnership decisions are supported by the Merchandise managers.

You will ensure you are the key link between the strategy and parameters set by the Head of Buying, whilst communicating recommendations of the Buyers and Junior Buyers to ensure a collaborative and cohesive buying plan is maintained.

What we are looking for from our applicants:

As the Buying Manager, you will have an established background as an existing manager level or Senior Buyer ready for the next challenge with a flair and passion for furniture.

You will be a strong team leader and mentor with a solid knowledge of the furniture industry and particularly strong product experience within Dining and occasional furniture.

You will be creative and innovative with a highly commercial approach that will drive forward the furniture department in achieving sales targets and margin.

You must be a strong negotiator with excellent communication skills, who has the ability to influence those around you whilst creating strong cross functional relationships.

If this sounds like you and you have the skills, desire and passion to succeed in the above role please submit your CV to us for immediate consideration.

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