Assistant Buyer

Vantage Resourcing Ltd
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Assistant Buyer

Sutton Coldfield

Job Type - Permanent
Salary - £30,000 - £35,000
Pension - Auto enrolment
Working hours - 8.00am till 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
Holidays- 25 day's plus Bank Holidays

Vantage Resourcing are recruiting for a Buyer based in Sutton Coldfield on behalf of our client, who are one of the leading providers of furniture in the retail sector.

Job Brief:

The Buyer is responsible for defining the products that we sell, the price we sell at, and the creation of the category strategy.
The Buyer needs to understand the chosen market, trends, competitors and range creation.
To be able to negotiate the best prices/terms possible.
Manage and implement the category strategy, maximising sales and profitability
Source relevant products in line with the Product strategy
Source an appropriate vendor base at the lowest cost.
Strong business acumen and highly results focused.

The Buyer must have a minimum 2+ year's relevant retail buying experience.
Proven track record of results delivery and achieving financial targets.
Strong negotiation and influencing skills; able to close deals.
Energy, enthusiasm and drive to deliver results.
Strong analysis and decision-making ability.
Diverse sourcing experience
Ecommerce experience preferred

The Buyer needs to be organised.
Strong analytical skills.
Have Creativity.
The ability to recognise future trends.
Excellent commercial awareness.
Communication preseantion and negotiation skills.
Ability to make decisions under pressure.

The Buyer is an example of our clients values:
The Buyer is the catalyst of a Product centric business
Embrace their 'Why' culture - People don't buy what we do, they buy why we do it
Driven to make it succeed
Quick to take action
Driven by the love of product and customer
Understands and owns the customer journey
They are organised. They are analytical. They love product.
They monitor execution. They adapt quickly. They learn from others and adapt good ideas with pride.
They work as part of the overall team
They are outward going. They radiate energy. They enjoy having fun and bringing that to everything they do.
If this role would be of interest, please contact Max Levenger on (phone number removed) or alternatively email your CV to (url removed)
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