Trading Manager - Beauty

Michael Page Retail
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a family run business that are rapidly expanding and looking for a Trading Manager - Beauty to come and join their team. Involved is travel across the Far East, Europe and America. They are looking for someone with strong negotiating skills, fast paced, quick thinker and previously experience within a trading environment is also a bonus.

Client Details

My client is a privately owned and family run UK trading company specialising in the FMCG market. With warehouses in the UK and Netherlands they are perfectly placed to meet our customer's needs.

They have built a successful business by building long term relationships with their suppliers and customers, understanding their key requirements and offering the highest quality of product and service.

They pride themselves on being above all trustworthy and reliable.

Based in Bristol, UK, they are a family business and have been operating for over 30 years.

They have experienced rapid growth by identifying and moving with market trends early. Over the years they have gained considerable experience and developed extensive relationships across all the markets they operate in.


Reporting to the Commercial Director, we are looking for a passionate Trading Manager to work with our Professional Haircare division to develop new, and partner with existing, health and beauty product suppliers to create successful strategic partnerships, helping drive company growth.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast growing dynamic business with customers and suppliers all over the world. You will be responsible for identifying, developing and managing long-term relationships with suppliers, directly impacting company turnover and profit. You will work closely with your supplier network to understand market trends and to ensure we have competitive cost prices.

We are looking for a dynamic self-starter; articulate with excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong relationships within the Retail environment.

Trading Manager - Beauty profile;

*At least 2 years' experience working within a trading role, preferably within the health and beauty market

*Has consistently demonstrated developed analytic, decision making and negotiation skills

*Can build and maintain strong, long lasting supplier relationships

*Bristol based, or commutable, with driver's license

*Identify, develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships

*Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings

*Develop deep and thorough understanding of price and availability of marketed products in both national and international markets

*Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market supplier

*Communicate and report clearly the progress of relationship development to company directors


Trading Manager - Beauty ; Bristol

*Disciplined and systematic in goal achievement; conservative; cautious in new and unfamiliar areas; anticipates problems in order to prevent them

*Concentrates full energy and attention on accomplishing key tasks

*Has a keen interest in the health and beauty market, and the professional haircare market in particular

*Follows market trends and good at predicting future trends

*Continually focused on finding and capitalising on new opportunities presented by supplier network

*Analytical Skills: Work with sales team to analyse demand, as well as multiple vendors, to determine the best deals available in the market; evaluate the many pros and cons of each, based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors

*Decision-Making Skills: Use information gathered to make decisions on behalf of the company

*Negotiating Skills: Work with suppliers to negotiate the best deals

*Successfully manage and communicate issues with regard to delivery or product issues

*Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills

*Strong time management and planning skills

*Proficient with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel)

Job Offer

£25,000 - £35,000 + Package