Buyer - New Product Development - £35,000 - £45,000 - Established and Growing Retailer

Recruiter
Credere Resourcing Limited
Location
Birmingham
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
08 Feb 2017
Closes
08 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Due to expansion, a long established and growing business within Birmingham is looking to add a Buyer to its buying and new product development team.

The company is a leading business within their field with market leading products and supply into many high-profile retailers via various customer channels.

As the Buyer and Product Developer you will be responsible for:

• Developing the category strategy for your assigned product portfolio; trend and competitor analysis

• Management of products from initial concept of idea and design, all the way through to management of Far East suppliers

• Development of critical path plans for each product season will be critical to your success

• Management of Far Eastern factories, negotiation of price and delivery

• Building solid working relationships with various internal teams including Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain & Distribution

The successful Retail Buyer will have the following skills and experience:

• Have worked within a product buying NPD role previously

• Must have Far East supplier experience

• Experience of managing a full product life cycle, from product concept and design, product development, supplier management and manufacture to product delivery for orders

In return the Buyer / Product Developer will receive a salary of £35,000 - £45,000 dependant on experience plus the opportunity to progress long term.

This is an urgent vacancy, please do not delay your application. First stage interviews will be held in January.