Head of Buying

London (Greater)
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you currently a Senior Buyer or Head of Buying? Are you experienced in leading people and setting a strategic vision within buying? Do you want to be a part of a unique growing company?


Based in the South East England- West of London this is a growing retail business that is part of a larger international company. This company is full of passion and drive and requires a Head of Buying who can be hands on and work collaboratively within commercial and operations.


As Head of Buying you are responsible for developing and delivering the commercial strategy that is customer led. You will ensure an effective supplier strategy and relationships are in place to achieve budget, profit, margin and supplier income.

Responsibilities and Experience

  • Strong Commercial Retail Buying experience - developing short and long term plans

  • Evidence of building or inputting into business wide strategies

  • Deep and detailed understanding of the market and customer drivers

  • Proven knowledge of product development and space planning optimsation

  • Proven track record of delivering results, continuously focusing on improvements

  • Strong evidence of commercial eye - through understanding market opportunities, maximising sales and profitability

  • Ability to analyse and interpret information, engaging other to make informed decisions, and deliver business focused solutions

  • Able to build effective relationships across all levels within an organisation, communicating with clarity and credibility

  • Evidence of working with suppliers, developing metrics, managing performance

  • Evidence of using negotiation tools and skills to deliver improved results.

  • Experience of adapting and leading teams through change, driving engagement and delivering results

  • Proven success in coaching, developing and progressing self and team members

  • Passion for the industry, products and the customer

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including IT proficiency

  • Product sourcing from both domestic and overseas desirable

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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