Buyer

Location Trafford Park
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 004403
Published: 24 days ago

As part of a multi-channel retail business with ambitious growth plans, you will work alongside the buying and merchandising team to ensure smooth running of the department. Experience as a Senior Buyer is essential. 

 

Reports to - Head of Buying 

 

Key Responsibilities  

*       Develop the fragrance category strategy in line with our customer values. 

*       Continue to identity brands to add to the new brand pipeline, from selection through to go live. 

*       Own the Product costing process to ensure company margin plan is achieved. 

*       Create annual business plans with the brands, in conjunction with the Trade Partnership teams to drive strong and relevant brand SOV. 

*       Work cross functionally with Marketing, E-Commerce & Retail to agree compelling and innovative trade plans in order to drive market share growth. 

*       You will also handle complex negotiations and to set / manage budgets to deliver sales against target. 

*       Collecting and analysing data to help predict trends and forecast sales figures 

*       Researching new markets, products. 

*       Identifying quality standards and ensuring that all products meet those standards. 

*       Negotiating with suppliers to agree prices, quantities, delivery schedules and exclusivity deals. 

*       Delivering reports on sales data, marketing activity and other metrics to the senior management team and other stakeholders. 

*       Conducting competitor research. 

*       Adapting product offering based on customer feedback and behaviour. 

 

Required Experience and Skills 

*       a number of years of experience is essential. 

*       Creative thinker with a passion for fragrances, flavours, and consumer products, coupled with a proven track record in developing and implementing plans and strategies for substantial business growth. 

*       Strong background in sales, business development, and account management; committed to supporting transformation processes that will increase the win rate and promote creative solutions. 

*       Possess strong analytical and decision-making skills as well as understands cultural differences. 

*       Creative thinker with a passion for fragrances, flavours, and consumer products, coupled with a proven track record in developing and implementing plans and strategies for substantial business growth. 

*       Strong background in sales, business development, and account management; committed to supporting transformation processes that will increase the win rate and promote creative solutions. 

*       Possess strong analytical and decision-making skills as well as understands cultural differences. 

*       You will have Health & Beauty Trading / Buying experience in a Multi-channel retail environment. 

*       Demonstrable track record of success in delivering a profitable and innovative product range. 

*       Ability to embrace change. 

*       Genuine team player at all levels. 

*       Customer focus. 

*       Solid business acumen. 

*       Excellent excel skills. 

*       Experience of FMCG range management. 

*       Numerate & analytical. 

*       Good communicator skills. 

*       Knowledge of the beauty industry. 

*       Confident communication skills. 

 

What to expect 

 

Immerse yourself in a company that takes pride in exceptional customer service, providing fragrance and beauty products tailored to our customers' desires.

At our vibrant workplace in the new state-of-the-art Head Office in Trafford Park, you'll enjoy a competitive salary based on your experience. The office comes equipped with an on-site gym for your convenience. Indulge in the sweet scent of savings with our generous staff discount. As you grow with us, so does your annual leave entitlement. After the probation period, enjoy the luxury of duvet days when you need a break.

Nestled near the recently expanded Metrolink tram route connecting Manchester City Centre to the Trafford Centre, we offer excellent access to public transport.