Role details

Buying/Trading Director

London   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • SME retailer seek to appoint Trading Director based from London
  • With a highly successful retailer experiencing much growth

About Our Client

The business are one that have experienced much growth in recent years and pride themselves on being a leader in their sector. They have avid expansion plans with a strong multi-channel strategy.

Job Description

As Trading Director, you will be responsible for maximising sales and profit through effective direction and management of all product related aspects.

You will be expected to maintain and grow a best-in-class commercial team, ensuring delivery of the full business plan with clear direction in line with company values. Development and implementation of the product plan and retail sales strategy will be crucial as well as ensuring structures, systems and procedures are in place to implement agreed strategies.

Responsibilities to include:

- Definition and execution of effective buying strategy for each product category that delivers range cohesion and drives the agreed sales, margin and delivery targets whilst reflecting market forces such as pricing, competitor and consumer trends

- Manage supplier relationships to ensure high service levels and optimum terms and conditions

- Ensure that existing ranges of merchandise are sourced efficiently, maximising sales and profitability, maintaining their customer focus

- Ensure range plans reflect customer needs

- Work closely with the Retail Director to ensure that retail spaces are presented and merchandised to a high standard at all times to maximise sales

- Develop a sales and promotional programmes that maximises sales reflecting the needs of our customer as well as seasonality

- Develop, implement and manage a detailed "Open to Buy" forecast

The Successful Applicant

You should demonstrate a track record in operating at Head of Trading/Head of Buying/Buying/Trading Director level with the ability to buy both domestically and internationally. Ideally you will have worked for a smaller retailer at some point in your career and be familiar with the need to be a hands-on operator. A strategic thinker is required with the ability to articulate a clear vision for the business.

What's on Offer

There is a competitive package on offer.

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