Role details

Assistant Buyer - Home & Beauty

East Midlands   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Market Leading UK Retailer
  • Incredible internal training & progression programme

About Our Client

My Client are a Major UK Retailer with a head office based in the East Midlands and stores throughout the UK.

Job Description

Having accountability for your own range, with the support of the Buyer, you will manage every aspect of buying a category; making ranging decisions, reporting sales, managing supplier relationships, promotional planning, and much more! You will be fully responsible for our promotional programme and negotiating deals worth tens of millions of pounds on a daily basis. Your relationship building skills will be put to the test as you strive to achieve results with both suppliers and internal functions such as marketing, online and supply.

What you will do:

* Work with the Buyer, taking responsibility for your own product range.

* Liaise with suppliers on both a domestic and direct Import basis, being effective in negotiations to maximise promotional/range opportunities.

* Work together with the merchandising team, to maximise sales, profit and availability.

* Deliver ranging propositions in conjunction with the buyer, working with a pre-defined strategy.

* Monitoring competitor activity in order to understand and explain market and consumer trends.

The Successful Applicant

You are:

* Experienced within a retail environment within Buying, with significant experience in supplier negotiations.

* Able to cope with a fast pace of change either due to the external market or internal decisions.

* Able to interpret numerical data, form conclusions and make quick decisions based on this.

* Highly driven, motivated and confident with a diverse range of people.

* Imaginative and creative in identifying workable solutions.

* Self-starter and have a hunger for autonomy and accountability.

* Passionate about retail with a desire to progress through to Buyer and beyond.

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary

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