Buyer - Retail

  • Permanent
  • Devon, South West
  • Posted 12th September 2018
  • £22000 - £35000 per Annum + negotiable
  • Ref: KP107


Do you have a passion for the retail industry? Strong analytical skills? A clear communicator?




If so...


A successful Devon based retail company are currently expanding and as a result of this, they are looking for a driven, engaging & passionate experienced buyer to permanently join their friendly team with great career opportunities, a competitive salary & excellent staff benefits.

In this role you will be expected to:

* Maximise the long-term profitability of a specified category of products whilst achieving annual budgeted sales, gross margin, terms and supplier incomes.
* To establish excellent business relationships with external and internal suppliers to ensure the company obtains the best possible trading terms and commercial opportunities.
* Develop a clear understanding of product category and the relevant market place and to continually review the category to maximise opportunities and ensure the products are aligned to the customer segment needs.
* Continually evaluate performance of existing products & services, taking appropriate action where necessary
* Actively manage Buying Assistants development plans, PDP's & performance reviews


You'll need:

* Strong supplier management and negotiation skills
* Data awareness, spot trends and forecast requirements and understand procedures for order calculations
* Strong commercial acumen
* Computer literate and accurate data input ability
- Particular experience in; Word, Excel , Outlook and stock control systems
* To be an effective communicator with the ability to deliver the highest quality service to customers, both external and internal
* Project management skills, working to increase effectiveness & profitability of the company

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