Beauty Buyer

The Fragrance Shop
Manchester, UK
01 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title:Beauty Buyer

Reports to:Head of Buying & Merchandising

Location:HQ, Trafford Park, Manchester

Working Hours: Full Time, Monday to Friday

A bit about the company

Established in 1994, The Fragrance Shop is the UK's leading independent fragrance retailer along with our partners Indulge Beauty and Scent Addict. Our aim is to make mainstream and luxury fragrances affordable and accessible to all. We showcase more than 130 fragrance brands in over 200 stores throughout the UK and online at We are expanding and are always looking for enthusiastic, talented people to join the team and be part of a growing and vibrant brand.

Role Overview

As part of a multi-channel retail business with ambitious growth plans, you will work alongside the buying and merchandising team to ensure smooth running of the department. Experience as a Buyer is essential.

Key Responsibilities

·Develop the Beauty category strategy in line with our customer values.

·Continue to identity brands to add to the new brand pipeline, from selection through to go live.

·Own the Product costing process to ensure company margin plan is achieved

·Work closely with NPD and Product Innovation teams to put together a market-leading own brand range

·Create annual business plans with the brands, in conjunction with the Trade Partnership teams to drive strong and relevant brand SOV.

·Lead and support Beauty Junior Buying team.

·Work cross functionally with Marketing, E-Commerce & Retail to agree compelling and innovative trade plans in order to drive market share growth in the Beauty Sector

·You will also handle complex negotiations and to set / manage budgets to deliver sales against target.

Required Experience and Skills

·You will have 2 Year Health & Beauty Trading / Buying experience in a Multi-channel retail environment

·Demonstrable track record of success in delivering a profitable and innovative product range.

·Ability to embrace change

·Genuine team player at all levels

·Customer focus

·Solid business acumen

·Excellent excel skills

·Experience of FMCG range management

·Numerate & analytical

·Good communicator skills

·Relevant degree or at least 2 years' experience in industry

·Knowledge of the beauty industry

·Confident communication skills

Package Details

·Competitive Salary

·Employee Discount Scheme

·Flexible working options inc early finish on a Friday

·Duvet Days

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