Buyer -DIY and Building Supplies

Clark James Recruitment
Liskeard, UK
11 Sep 2019
02 Oct 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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