Non Food Buyer

OnlineMediaExperts ltd
London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Non Food Buyer

Wimbledon, South West London

Reference number: GB-031953

Full Time

Our Non Food Buying department is looking for a brand new Buying Manager to join their team to add value through localised, active purchasing of general merchandise products. You will be responsible for finding new suppliers, identifying new products and using your outstanding knowledge of the market to drive the category forward. With your excellent negotiation skills and entrepreneurial flair, you will make decisions that will impact the success of each and every Lidl store.

What will you do?
?Responsible for market analysis and trend scouting to identify new products and ranges.
?Finding new suppliers and maintaining and building new industry contacts.
?Preparing, conducting and maintaining negotiations and contracts across multiple categories, including but not limited to electrical, media, DIY, garden, bedding, toys and books.
?Responsible for managing and further developing an established quarterly tendering process.

What will you need?
?Extensive experience in a buying function covering multiple product groups.
?Solid experience within and great understanding of the non-food/general merchandise market.
?Strong contacts and relationships within this sector.
?Knowledge of the German language is desirable, the willingness and aptitude to learn intermediate level German is essential.
?Self-motivated, able to work independently within a high pressured environment.
?Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
?Entrepreneurial flair with a talent for negotiating and networking at the highest levels.
?The confidence to make tough decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines.
?Highly computer literate.
?A high degree of adaptability.

What do we offer?
?£40,000 - £64,199 per annum.
?An additional 10% of your annual salary as a non-contractual London weighting benefit.
?35 days? holiday per annum pro rata (including Bank Holidays).
?Private medical insurance.
?A contributory pension scheme.
?10% discount on all Lidl products, in all stores throughout the UK.
?Access to corporate discounts on a range of products and services (including holidays, home and garden products, leisure activities and more).
?Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member.

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