Buying Manager

Michael Page Fashion
Yorkshire and the Humber
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The role of Buying Manager is to develop and deliver the divisional plan through the leadership of a team and engagement of Merchandising counterparts and the broader business, delivering market leading ranges and prices while beating sales and margin targets.

Client Details

Our Client is a well known multichannel retailer based in Yorkshire looking to appoint a Buying Controller into their head office team.


What the role looks like:

  • Developing Clear Range and Buy Plans for the outdoor areas which are signed off by HOB, CD and MD
  • Contributing to development of budgets for all relevant departments
  • Developing and delivering a compelling promotional offer that drives LFL and Web performance and delights customers
  • Development and execution of a robust Buy For Less Plan including maximisation of commercial terms and marketing income
  • Management of suppliers to deliver improved terms and marketing support to drive best prices and promotions for customers and beat margin budgets; whilst ensuring suppliers deliver operationally in terms of availability, stock holding and support for stores
  • Working closely with the relevant Merchandise Manager to ensure alignment across buying and merchandising teams
  • Leading, coaching and developing the team
  • Engagement of other functions in the company to gain their Buy In and Support to drive the divisional objectives
  • Closely monitoring competition to ensure price and promotion competitiveness and keeping abreast of range developments
  • Working closely with the merchandising team to ensure delivery of stock and availability KPIs
  • Ensuring that the team adheres to agreed promotional and range processes and deadlines
  • Developing Clear Sourcing Plans for all areas


What the ideal candidate looks like:

  • Proven experience at Senior Buyer/ Buying Manager level in a Retail environment
  • Experience within Outdoor Equipment/ Fashion buying.
  • You will have a high level of range planning and range building skills as well as Overseas sourcing experience.
  • Track record of managing a team and driving category performance.

Job Offer

Competitive salary and benefits.

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