Buyer

Recruiter
Floss Agency
Location
Milton Regis
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is a leading British based Designer, Manufacturer and worldwide distributor of furniture, home décor and accessories. They are based in Sittingbourne and are looking for a Buyer to join their team.

The successful Buyer will be part of the Textiles team, and will be focussed on growing one of their most exciting trend lead areas of the business.

The ideal Buyer will have some previous experience, and is ready for progression and a new challenge.

The Role Will Involve:
*Working collaboratively with merchandising, design and sourcing
*Utilising data to maximise sales, reviewing best and worst sellers
*Working with National Account managers, attending and presenting at customer meetings
*Monitoring market trends and competitor analysis
*Actively work towards delivering the best product, on time and at the best margin.
*Interacting with the Studio Design team through the whole product cycle
*Travelling overseas, visiting factories and attending trade shows in the UK and overseas

You Will:
*Be a skilled buyer, who is looking for their next challenge
*Display a thorough understanding of the "product journey"
*Have strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to build excellent working relationships with senior members of the business.
*Share your knowledge effectively and be able to cut through complexity, to think laterally about the brands and how they fit into the wider product offering across the business
*Proactively trade the season, managing uncertain trading patterns (commercial/market awareness)
*Display a real passion for interiors and have your finger on the pulse with regard to high street trends.
*Bring with you your creativity and love of product, textiles, fabric and finish
* Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of a wide variety of relevant International brands to ensure that you are creating and sourcing appropriate products
*Display a good working knowledge of Excel
* Hold a Full UK driving license
* Be willing and able to undertake travel on business trips in UK, Europe or Far East

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