Buyer Souvenirs / Gifts

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
12 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

A leisure company in Lancashire has a new opportunity for a Buyer for Toy / Souvenir / Gift ranges

Your new company
A market leader in Souvenir, Game Prizes and Gifts. They import and supply a diverse range of licensed and non-licensed products including toys, gifts, jewellery, plush and souvenirs. They have a new opportunity for a Buyer to join their team and take responsibility for this fun product category.

Your new role
You will have full responsibility for trading the category and will continue the success of the range and take it further by expanding their range of their toys, pocket money, souvenir and licensed product ranges. You will keep an eye on your competitors and complete comp shops and monitor promotions. You will build relationships and negotiate with suppliers and attend trade shows to select new product. Part of your role will involve working closely with licensors to develop ranges of well-loved and recognisable product customers will love to buy.

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this position you must have demonstrable experience of sourcing, buying and purchasing. It would be great if you had prior experience with either plush toys, jewellery, gift, pocket money, souvenirs or licensed products, but this is not essential. You will be an excellent communicator and have a proven record of forging and developing relationships with key stakeholders. Strong commercial acumen is also a must and you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to work within budgets and drive margins down and to manage cash-flow.

What you'll get in return
You will receive a salary of between £30,000 - £35,000. You will be joining a small but friendly Buying team and will have the opportunity to travel to trade shows and develop a fun category of products.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, I look forward to reviewing your application!

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