Product Category Buyer

Recruiter
Niche Recruitment Ltd
Location
Witney, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Jul 2019
Closes
01 Aug 2019
Ref
1190928953
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a Buyer who is itching for a new challenge and enjoys working with products of a technical nature? If you have a passion for 2-wheeled machines - motorbikes and bicycles? If you would love the opportunity to develop new products, then this could be your ideal next move. You will be skilled in the following:
  • Product development
  • Range planning within key technical product categories
  • Supplier liaison and cost price negotiation
  • Project management

To be considered for the role of Product Category Buyer, you must have the following skills and experience:
  • Complete product purchasing experience
  • Adept at sourcing manufacturers, ideally Far East sourcing
  • Well organised with exceptional communication skills
  • Keen interest in motorbikes and/ or bicycles
  • Technical product purchasing experience
  • NPD experience with the desire to drive for new products from concept through to manufacturing a finished marketable product
  • Team player with the ability to lead on projects and work collaboratively across a team of buyers, design engineers, packaging designers and compliance
  • CIPS qualified or working towards is an advantage


The role itself...
You'll be in your element, taking a front seat in coordinating the entire lifecycle of the buying process and bringing your passion for continuous development and competitive brand streak to the table. With strong project management skills, you'll be responsible for product development, range planning/adjustment, supplier liaison, and price negotiation & optimisation, whilst aligning to the brand category and company objectives. Understanding the marketplace, you will be in tune with your customers to identify new product offering opportunities that are streaks ahead of the competition.

What the company is like...
A leading brand in their market, our client is looking for a Buyer to join this fantastic wholesale & product development specialist team at their Head Office in Witney, Oxfordshire. With excellent opportunities for career progression, international travel and the support of a fantastic team to grow your category you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, bonuses and a mandatory early finish every Friday!

How do you apply?
If this role sounds like your next challenge, then please get in touch with Michelle at Niche on 01793 230469 or click on apply now to share your latest CV and a short covering letter.

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