Rapidly growing online retailer
Great chance as a buyer to make real impact within the company
About Our Client
My client based in W. Yorkshire are going through a period of growth. Due to this they are looking to recruit a Buyer to join their growing team. Operating within the online retail sector, they specialise within bedroom textiles and accessories. Not only is it an exciting time to join this growing business, the home sector is seeing good growth so an excellent area to really progress your buying career.
As a Buyer you will need to be confident with international travel and direct factory sourcing. You should be able to articulate in detail successful buying trips completed. With the business going through rapid growth you should have a flexible style of working. It is a fast paced environment and a very rewarding role for someone looking to grow their career.
- Identify gaps in the range via product mapping and trend analysis
- Source new products to help expand into different categories and keep the range fresh
- Select colours and sign off samples for all new products
- Negotiate competitive prices suppliers and understand how these impact profit margin and cash flow
- Analyse sales trends and contribute ideas for promotional strategies
- Track foreign exchange and raw material price movements
- Prepare a set of supplier standards for roll-out to minimise quality issues and production delays
- Raise issues with the relevant supplier and agree a satisfactory resolution
- Visits to trade fairs and supplier sites
The Successful Applicant
The successful buyer will ideally be within W. Yorkshire and have multiple buying trips completed already. Home textile experience either from retail or supply would be advantageous.
- Experience of buying internationally
- Effective communicator
- Confident explaining numbers
- Well organised and ability to prioritise
- Attention to detail
- "Right first time" attitude
- Enthusiastic and self-motivated
- Willingness to get involved with other areas of the business
What's on Offer
A very attractive salary is on offer for the successful candidate. With great career progression and opportunities as the business grows.