Head of Buying - Home and Leisure

Recruiter
Fenwick Consulting
Location
Edinburgh
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is superb new opportunity for a senior level retail buying and category management professional with a solid background in sourcing and managing the home living and leisure category - with a distinct focus on toys, stationery, and indoor living products.

The successful candidate will take the lead in the development of the strategy and vision and will influence category development including range, space and merchandising plans to ensure sales and profit targets are achieved.

They will also line manage the Buyers and Merchandising teams across their category.

Key accountabilities:

Providing clear commercial leadership across the category.
Producing category analysis, recommendations and advice based on advanced data analysis.
Generating ideas to drive growth or address performance issues across the category.
Driving down costs and maximising return across the category.
Taking a lead on Supplier Relationship Management across the category.
Providing clear leadership to the Buying and Merchandising team.

About you:

Significant experience in retail at senior level
Far-East sourcing experience
Expert in the home and leisure category
Accurate and detail oriented with exceptional communication, negotiation and influencing skills
Team player who is creative, open minded, methodical and passionate about their role

On offer

A competitive salary along with a number of additional benefits including 33 days annual leave, Car allowance, Company contributed pension scheme, Bonus potential (discretionary), Childcare Vouchers, Staff Discount, Cycle to Work and Life Assurance.

About our client

Established retail group with a national presence.

Do you thrive on being part of a successful team that consistently delivers, flourishing in a busy, fast-paced environment?

Then we want to hear from you.

Apply today and one of our senior consultants will be in contact to provide more information

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