Buyer

Recruiter
Quest Employment
Location
Cambridgeshire
Posted
05 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Quest Employment are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity to join a large growing company based in Peterborough. As a Buyer you will be responsible for the Junior Buyer, Assistant Buyer and Buying Assistant. In this role you will be Kitchen and Leisure department.

Your main duties will be to guarantee the merchandise to meet customer needs in choice, price and innovation. Deliver budgeted gross & net sales and margin £ and gross margin %. Ownership and development of supplier relationships to be able to deliver budgeted stock to ensure profitability.

Other Responsibilities:

* Monitor any issues regarding the product or the packaging are dealt with involving QA, Returns, the Senior Buyer and the Supplier using the correct processes procedures and paperwork.
* Monitor and implement corrective action to reduce returns rates.
* Visit trade shows and service visits.
* Work with logistics to ensure quickest possible delivery times

Skills/Experience:

* Graduate Calibre or equivalent.
* Experience with a ‘blue chip’ retailer or catalogue/home shopping environment including a proven track record of being in a buying position.
* In depth knowledge of contract negotiations and experience of trading complexities associated with branded merchandise.
* Strong business acumen and highly results focused

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