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Buying Manager

Posted 6 March by Michael Page Fashion Easy Apply Ended

The role of Buying Manager is to develop and deliver the divisional plan through the leadership of a team and engagement of Merchandising counterparts and the broader business, delivering market leading ranges and prices while beating sales and margin targets.

Client Details

Our Client is a well known multichannel retailer based in Yorkshire looking to appoint a Buying Controller into their head office team.


What the role looks like:

  • Developing Clear Range and Buy Plans for the outdoor areas which are signed off by HOB, CD and MD
  • Contributing to development of budgets for all relevant departments
  • Developing and delivering a compelling promotional offer that drives LFL and Web performance and delights customers
  • Development and execution of a robust Buy For Less Plan including maximisation of commercial terms and marketing income
  • Management of suppliers to deliver improved terms and marketing support to drive best prices and promotions for customers and beat margin budgets; whilst ensuring suppliers deliver operationally in terms of availability, stock holding and support for stores
  • Working closely with the relevant Merchandise Manager to ensure alignment across buying and merchandising teams
  • Leading, coaching and developing the team
  • Engagement of other functions in the company to gain their Buy In and Support to drive the divisional objectives
  • Closely monitoring competition to ensure price and promotion competitiveness and keeping abreast of range developments
  • Working closely with the merchandising team to ensure delivery of stock and availability KPIs
  • Ensuring that the team adheres to agreed promotional and range processes and deadlines
  • Developing Clear Sourcing Plans for all areas


What the ideal candidate looks like:

  • Proven experience at Senior Buyer/ Buying Manager level in a Retail environment
  • Experience within Outdoor Equipment/ Fashion buying.
  • You will have a high level of range planning and range building skills as well as Overseas sourcing experience.
  • Track record of managing a team and driving category performance.

Job Offer

Competitive salary and benefits.

Reference: 34623008

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