Junior Buyer

Recruiter
Reed
Location
Great Bromley
Posted
19 Feb 2019
Closes
21 Feb 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We’re looking for a Junior Buyer to work within a company in Colchester on a full time permanent basis. As Junior Buyer you will work with our Senior Buyer to purchase & develop products across our multiple brands.

The role includes the formulation and implementation of the marketing strategy, including forecasting, pricing and product allocation. You will need the ability to develop powerful promotions to drive consumers to store and maximize the purchase of our magazines in a very competitive landscape.

This is an extremely busy and exciting role; the ideal candidate will enjoy varied responsibilities, be extremely organised and able to work to tight deadlines. Creativity and attention to detail are a must.

Job role:

• To develop a working relationship with all stakeholders including editorial, design, web, finance and advertising to ensure consistency and development of the marketing approach.
• Critical path management which involves liaising with all parties involved including suppliers in UK, Europe, & China.
• Completing internal and customer paperwork accurately and on time.
• Carrying out all administration duties as required.
• Managing relationships including suppliers, brands and internal stakeholders.
• Organising production samples and product mock-ups.
• Identifying growth opportunities within product ranges.
• Communicating relevant details to the wider business
• Organising & managing reader offers on a weekly basis.
• Manage promotional web updates; including development of online marketing campaigns to drive key projects.
To develop and agree cost effective promotional activities agreeing expected revenue return.
• To identify potential problems, and propose effective solutions.
• To maintain market knowledge of the competitive and consumer environment.
• Ecommerce site maintenance & development including stock management.
• To undertake ad-hoc projects as agreed with the Senior Buyer

To be successful, you will need the ability to think and execute strategically, to meet objectives, and to deliver 100% on time within budget. You should be confident, persuasive and clear in terms of communication style and an ability to work autonomously as well as part of a small and dynamic close team

Required skills and knowledge:
• Confident negotiator
• Working to tight deadlines
• Work well under pressure
• Attention to detail & accuracy
• Organised
• Communication and Interpersonal skills
• Multi-Tasking
• Copy writing
• Product development
• A highly numerate candidate with excellent attention to detail and creative skill

Key features/benefits

• Paying £16,000 - £17,000 per annum
• Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
• Car park a short walk away
• Opportunities to progress

If you’re interested please contact Emma White, Reed Colchester
Tel: 01206 840 100 or Email: Emma.white@reedglobal.com

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

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