Junior Buyer / Product Developer - Home

Location
Chadderton
Salary
£25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted
28 Feb 2019
Closes
28 Mar 2019
Ref
00092757
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Retail
Function
Purchasing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An award winning company who are the leading supplier of home and giftware to the trade. This is a family run business with over 130 years in business, with a supportive, friendly culture and great staff facilities, the staff are part of the family.

As the Product Developer for the Homeware categories you will be responsible for the development, sourcing, range building & delivery of multiple categories; spanning but not exclusive to clocks, frames, textiles, lighting, furniture, gift etc

- You must have the ability to manage the creation & definition of brands from initial concept through to delivery, including product, packaging, display & photography
- You will need to demonstrate an ability to analyse & review sales identifying areas of opportunity, strengths & weaknesses in order to refine & develop new ranges
- Homewares buying experience is preferred, must have good interior product & technical knowledge
- Commercially astute & tuned in when it comes to, cost negotiations
- In depth knowledge of product development process & have worked using range plans & critical paths
- Ability to read sales data & pull learnings out to shape future ranges
- Communicating with Far East manufacturers
- Sample approvals, comp shop reports & benchmarking projects
- Creative individual, with a keen eye & genuine passion for interior future trends & new innovative products

This role will require international travel to Far East & Europe.

Salary - £25,000 to £28,000 dependant on experience (can be flexible for the right candidate).

Package - 22 days holiday, pension, car parking, canteen facilities.

They are Based in Chadderton, Oldham.

This role would suit a Junior Buyer wanting more autonomy or an Experienced Assistant Buyer wanting the next step.

Intrigued? They'd love to hear from you. Please click "apply" to submit a CV!