Senior Buyer - Retail Far East Sourcing

Artis PPSC
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Buyer - retail (Far East sourcing)
£35-40k + benefits

Working exclusively with my client in their search for a Senior Buyer from a retail background. You will have Far East Sourcing experience across a wide range of categories from giftware to homewares. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a worldwide business, managing a small team and driving all elements of category performance.

For all product areas, you will build strong relationships with key suppliers and work to achieve great products, with the ability to achieve the quality / capacity / volumes needed. Being creative you will identify areas of NPD and work with existing and new suppliers to develop these.

Managing, motivating and developing the category team, you will be responsible and accountable for:
*Gross margin and profit against budget and plan
*Stock level and stock turn against budget and plan
*Sales turnover
*Product range development / management - maintain a structured vendor portfolio and rationalised product assortment; negotiate and implement suitable exit strategy when a brand / product range is to be cancelled
*Promotional content and performance - develop and implement a promotional programme that maximises sales and profit; where possible secure funding / support from vendors
*Vendor Management - negotiate preferential trading T&C's; utilise creative skills and commercial market awareness; ensure delivery (liaise with vendor and internally)
*Marketing investments - maximise visual exposure of the category utilising all available advertising channels
*Other internal and external relationships

*Buying & Merchandising experience in the retail environment is essential
*Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills
*Excellent PC skills with a high standard of Outlook, Excel, Word, Access and Power Point
*An adaptable attitude towards change, opportunities and project tasks as designated from time to time by the divisional head
*Structured planning, organisation and time management skills
*A team player who relishes the opportunity of working within an entrepreneurial environment and delivering results against challenging targets