Michael Page Retail
15 May 2018
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Exciting opportunity for a forward - thinking Buyer/ Senior buyer to join an established multi- channel retailer looking after Craft and Textiles.

Client Details

Currently recruiting for one of the UK's leading Multi- Channel Retailers based in Peterborough. They are a vibrant organisation who pride themselves on giving a dynamic shopping experience and offer a wealth of home goods.

This growing business has a keen eye for innovation and creative strategies to ensure the customer needs for value and for allowing them to acquire a greater market share.


  • Deliver budgeted gross and net sales and margin £ and gross margin %
  • Work with Merchandising to manage exit of long stocks
  • Creation and maintenance of category and sub category range plans
  • Source and purchase merchandise to meet customer needs in terms of choice, price and innovation
  • Ensure products meet technical specifications
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the market, supplier base, competitors and changing customer requirements for all products/services within the category
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships
  • Introduce new suppliers with signed T's & C's
  • Negotiate terms, rebates, flexi pay contributions and all product pricing
  • Ensure all shows are briefed fully and accurately to maximise sales and margin £. Ensure icards are up to date, presenters and producers are briefed, samples are available, pricing is accurate & compliant and upsells are in place
  • Ensure new product development plan is in place to deliver customer and business requirements
  • CAM presentations of new products and suppliers
  • Management of show ranges, direct marketing, web & AAT ranges
  • Management and development of Assistant Buyers and Buying Assistants


  • Graduate Calibre.
  • 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.
  • Plan, prioritise and focus on key issues.
  • Self starter and able to work to exacting deadlines.
  • Identify issues and develop solutions in order to meet sales, profit and budgetary targets.
  • Strong leadership, decisive and tenacious
  • Track record of coaching/developing junior personnel.

Job Offer

Negotiable basic salary plus benefits

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