Buyer - DiY and Building Materials

Clark James Recruitment
Cornwall, UK
13 Sep 2019
18 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Experienced Buyer - DIY and Building Supplies

My client is the South West and South Wales leading Discount Retail and Leisure Group with its head office in Cornwall and four large retail sites in Cornwall, Devon and South Wales.

My client is looking to recruit an experienced buyer to join their team based at head office.

Reporting to the Group Buying Manager, the successful candidate will be an established professional buyer, with proven relevant experience.

Role & Responsibility:

Range selection and negotiating contracts
Sourcing new product worldwide
Stock, budget and margin management
Competitor analysis
Strong negotiation skills to achieve targets
Strong presentation skills to all levels
Highly numerate - able to interpret data to determine decision making, work to budget and KPIs
Team management, and task delegation skills
The Candidate

Passionate about product
Thorough understanding of all buying principles and systems
Understanding of merchant and retail sectors
Commercial and market awareness
Understanding of the supply chain and product lifecycle
Comprehensive understanding of customer profile, product range, and competitors
Use of CIMS, QA and Microsoft applications
Good planning and organisational skills able to adapt in line with business needs
Strong communication and influencing skills at all levels
If you enjoy working in a challenging, competitive environment this position could be for you. The role is rewarded by a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous staff discount and pension scheme.

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