Buyer- Own Brand Gifting

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South London, London | Ref: BBBH15451

£35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Additional Bennefits

Buyer- Own Brand Gifting
£35-38,000 + Additional Benefits

Role Profile

  • Responsible for driving Sales & profitability of Own Brand and Branded gifting through delivering a robust commercial plan across product, price, promotions & merchandising.
  • Develop Own Brand and Branded Category plans including Range Reviews, Promotions, Pricing & Stock that deliver against the overall Commercial Strategy & Financial targets
  • Develop and deliver profitable promotional plans for responsible Categories. Forecast promotional sales and monitor and evaluate performance on a weekly/monthly/annual basis, proactively introducing revised plans and activity as and when required
  • Work closely with Merchandising team to agree merchandising strategy, delivering Own Brand and Branded advantage whilst managing availability and slow moving stock
  • Source and develop products from Far East suppliers, from the UK and on international buying trips. Develop a wide variety of Gift products ranging from formulated toiletries, cosmetics to accessories and confectionery
  • Develop products and packaging appropriate to our customers, the brand and our commercial requirements. Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing and promotion plans that are relevant to the category and effectively communicate to the Customer
  • Collaborate with International Buying and other European businesses to harmonise product/suppliers, to gain greater efficiencies and share best practice.

Skills & Experience

  • 1-2 years 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 an Own Brand Gifting Buyer to join their team. The ideal candidate would have been working within a similar role for the past 1-2 years and would be passionate and eager to join a fun, exciting and vibrant work place.

Up to 30% annual bonus
7% matched pension
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Life insurance
Generous staff discount

About Cast UK
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