Motivated Junior Buyer - Gift, Stationery and Electrical

London, UK
21 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Motivated and Experienced Junior Buyer - Gifts, Stationery and Small Electricals, London, £27k - £30k

My client is a well-known, national retailer who are looking to recruit an experienced and passionate Junior Buyer to join their London Office. Our client offers various product ranges within gifting, stationery and small electrical items, so this is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate with a true passion and background in this sector.

Due to their constant growth, they are actively seeking a new candidate to join them and become a part of their Buying Team.

As a Junior Buyer you will be responsible for sourcing and presenting new brands, while discovering growth opportunities within the company's fundamental brands; developing and maintaining positive relationships with existing brands and responding to trend and market changes.

Your responsibilities as a Junior Buyer would be:

  • Sourcing new brands and presenting them to the Head of Buying
  • Maintain existing brands, renegotiating to refresh, and broaden the company offering
  • Develop and deliver product ranges to margin expectations through cost negotiations and effective supply solutions
  • Proactive in seeking new business opportunities to grow sales
  • Dealing with problem suppliers and assist in a solutions focused way to benefit the business
  • Proactively react to market changes and customer demand
  • Negotiating contracts and building and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Manager Supply Chain and maximise ROI
  • Reviewing supplier performance and reflecting to impact future supplier strategies
  • Managing own category and sample management for showrooms
  • Evaluate Market, Sales, Customer Analysis and Trend to shape a development strategy
  • Carry out competitor shops and responding to market changes and competition
  • Ownership and management of the critical path for brand delivery and new seasonal ranges
  • Regular reporting on product performance (best and worst)

    In order to be considered for these positions, it is ESSENTIAL that you have the following:
  • Current working experience within Buying and Product selection in this product area
  • Career driven and motivation to learn, with a keen interest in homewares trends
  • Strong understand of the life-cycle of a product in a seasonal and trend reactive company
  • Knowledge of product development and sourcing
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to negotiate well
  • Ability to deliver, and exceed margin, profit and growth targets
  • Excellent IT skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
  • Ecommerce experience
  • High organisation skills and strong attention to detail
  • Be proactive and reactive to assist in assuring that our offering is unique to our competitors
  • Friendly, Approachable and a Team player

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a smart and conscientious individual to progress their career in this growing company.

    If you would like to be a part of this exciting, well-known retailer - Click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
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