Buyer / Senior Buyer - Retail

  • Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 7th August 2018
  • £25000 - £40000 per Annum + pension, benefits
  • Ref: SW1231
Buyer / Senior Buyer - Retail
Bristol
£25k - £40k (dependent on experience)

Artis is exclusively recruiting for a client that is a fast paced, unique and has major growth plans ahead. The organisation is looking to recruit a Buyer / Senior Buyer with strong retail buying experience, and ideally you will have worked within the Liquor category. This isn't a pre-requisite… however, it would be a huge advantage.

The successful candidate will play a major part in the change planned for the category, and you will have excellent negotiation skills as well very strong analytical skills to embark on a major project. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and exciting business.

The role will have full Vendor Management responsibility for the current suppliers, as well as identifying and developing new suppliers. Working on the buying strategy, liaising very closely with the Senior Merchandiser, Category Manager and Head of Buying, you will negotiate preferential trading terms, ensuring that budgeted sales, gross margin, stock turn and profit targets are achieved and relationship management (supplier, internal etc) is maintained.

You will have full range management accountability, ensuring there is a rationalised product assortment across brands and vendors are manged accordingly. Working closely with Merchandising, you will stock is managed and turned efficiently.

Candidates must have a strong background in retail buying, with excellent analytical skills - bonus if you've also worked as a merchandiser or held full category responsibility previously. You'll have very strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, with an ability to develop and progress the category and liaise with senior stakeholders both internally and externally.

Negotiation, communication, analysis, Excel, interpersonal retail buying - all key attributes required to succeed.

Any direct or speculative applications will be forwarded to Artis Recruitment.

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