Buyer- Cosmetics- 1-2 Month FTC

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South London, London | Ref: BBBH16464

£200 - £250 per day


Cosmetics Buyer- 1-2 Month FTC
£200-£250 Day Rate

Role Profile

  • Develop implement and deliver category plans including range reviews, promotions pricing and stock that are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financial objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing promotion plans and strategies that are relevant to category; adhere to legislation and brand guidelines'; and clearly and effectively communicate with the customer, driving footfall and profitable sales.
  • Review and evaluate the effectiveness of promotions, taking appropriate action where necessary, and sharing best practice with peers and other stakeholders.
  • Work with Own Brand team to develop and deliver Own Brand products/ranges that deliver increased participation and meet agreed strategy and plans.
  • Working in partnership with the Merchandising team, agree merchandising strategy that drives and delivers right range in the right store; ensuring availability in store; and control of slow moving stock.
  • Identify and implement new product opportunities that are competitively priced, commercially viable and meet customer needs, driving sales and profitability.
  • Manage and review pricing, ensuring pricing that is competitive and maximises profitability. Operate within Company pricing strategy.
  • Working in conjunction with Supply Chain team, ensure base sales and promotional forecasts are adhered to, whilst maintaining in-store availability to meet the customers needs.
  • Develop effective internal working relationships with cross functional team members to support and enhance category objectives and performance
  • Develop build and maintain effective external relationships to enhance the Superdrug proposition and meet customer needs.
  • Adopt appropriate negotiation strategies to attain the best terms for the category and the business.
  • Category expert - utilise and continually develop knowledge in category products, competitors and market activity to deliver increased category performance objectives.
  • Manage and deliver projects as and when required.
  • Take responsibility for own personal and professional development.



Skills & Experience

  • Experience within a similar role
  • Commercially sound with excellent ability to understand and interpret market information
  • Customer Focused
  • Strong analytical skills. Numerical.
  • Ability to influence at all levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Negotiator
  • Project Management - planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal, including presentations
  • Problem Solver
  • Confident and Energetic
  • Adaptable and flexible in approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadline
  • Team player
  • Good PC and software skills



Client information

My client is well known high street retailer looking for a Cosmetics Buyer to join their team on a contract basis.

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