Buyer - Health & Beauty

Michael Page Retail
14 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The role of Buyer - Health & Beauty within Brighton is ideal for an Assistant Buyer who wants a step up or a Buyer who is looking for a move to a well established rapidly growing business. Ideally with a background of Beauty or Health. This opportunity comes with the chance to rapidly grow your career within Buying as it has a large amount of autonomy and the business is strong around candidate development.

Client Details

My client is a very well established Health & Beauty retailer who are one of the market leaders within their field. They are rapidly expanding with stores across the UK and internationally.


The responsibilities of the Buyer - Health & Beauty based in Brighton are -

Working to support the Buying Manager, the Buyer will be responsible for all purchasing life cycle phases and for the timely replenishment of a defined group of products within the hair & beauty category.

Running for a number of years they have strong existing relationships with suppliers across the UK, an important part of the buying role will be to sustain these relationships and negotiate favourable contracts.

The role will also involve:

  • Working alongside the Buying manager to ensure maximum profitability.
  • Understanding the market and competitor activity.
  • Monitoring stock holdings of relevant suppliers.
  • Some researching of new beauty products.


The successful candidate for this Buyer - Health & Beauty role in Brighton will have -

At least 5 years demonstrable experience in buying, who can quickly take ownership of the role. Applicants without this will not be considered.

In addition you will be expected to manage the team in the absence of the Buying Manager, therefore previous experience of people management is desirable.

The ideal candidate will enjoy the opportunity work with minimum supervision, be articulate and possess strong negotiation skills.

An interest in beauty products is advantageous but not a necessity.

A background within Retail buying or procurement would also be advantageous

Job Offer

£31,000 - £36,000+ benefits

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