Senior Buyer

Posted 8 January by Straight Line Retail Recruitment
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Senior Buyer

£55 - 65,000 + Car Allowance & Full Package

Milton Keynes

The Role

Reporting to the Commercial Director, this position:

  • Takes full accountability for delivering a compelling customer proposition through insightful product development and selection and commercial range planning coupled with faultless in-store execution.
  • Is integral to the shaping of the overall category, taking ownership for the strategic development of product and ensuring the proposition stays in line with both company brand and customer profile.
  • Working with a broad range of external suppliers, many in the Far East and India, creating and sourcing an exciting and stylish product mix.
  • Has responsibility for a small focussed Buying & Merchandising team and leads this team ensuring the delivery of sales, profit and stock targets.

The Candidate

This role will appeal to a Buyer or Senior Buyer with:

  • Experience of retail buying gained within a product focussed and design led category, ideally in home, furnishings, gifts or a similar product area.
  • An understanding of the allocation and merchandising function.
  • A collaborative management style with an openness to ideas, an understanding of trends and an instinctive feel for product.

The Company

This is a retailer with a long and rich heritage and they have invested heavily in store refurbishment. It’s one of the best-known businesses in its sector and as part of the ongoing growth and development of the business they are now looking to recruit a Senior Buyer/ Head of Buying to be based from their offices in Milton Keynes.

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Retail
  • Senior Management
  • Gifts
  • Homewares

Reference: 39480206

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