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Sports Fashion Buyer - Interim
- Market Leading UK Retailer
- Sunday Times 25 best big companies to work for!
About Our Client
My Client are a UK Market leading Retailer boasting stores Nationwide with an online function and click and collect service.
They are also one of Sunday Times 25 Best Employers to work for
As a Buyer you will be responsible for developing the buying strategy for your product categories within a highly competitive market. You will be responsible for developing, communicating & justifying product ranges as well as negotiating and securing promotional opportunities with suppliers in line with sales and profitability requirements.
Working closely with the Product Marketing Manager & Supply Manager you will communicate and manage product range changeover and collaboratively agree a clearance pricing plan to effectively clear through end of line products in a timely, and profitable manner.
A key part of the role is the negotiation of trading terms, rebates & marketing contributions in line with challenging category targets.
You will be responsible for identifying and developing new supplier opportunities in order to improve market position or further improve category profitability.
The Successful Applicant
You will be a highly driven, confident, decisive negotiator with the ability to manage important relationships with some of the businesses largest suppliers.
Excellent communication skills, resilience and the ability to plan and work under pressure will be key to success in the role.
Proven experience within previous Buying positions, preferably within Retail
A highly motivated individual with a passion for retail who will thrive in a fast paced environment
A proven team player and team focused manager
Demonstrate the ability to work cross functionally within a business
Be able to communicate confidently & concisely to all levels within the business
Excellent commercial skills, resilience and the ability to plan and work under pressure will be key to success in the role
What's on Offer
A Competitive Salary is on offer for the this opportunity