Buying & Merchandising Director

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London | Ref: BBBH16447

£100000 - £110000 per annum + Additional benefits

Buying & Merchandising Director
£100-110,000 + Benefits
Role Profile
Established Buying & Merchandising Director with strong experience and relationships to drive the e-commerce business strategy. A natural leader to own brand partnership, online shop merchandising, and retail planning strategy through to day to day execution. Reporting into the UK Managing Director and manage a growing team of six direct reports.

  • Establish and execute against a strategic merchandising vision for our e-commerce shop to make the brand stand out in the UK market
  • Leverage existing relationships to pitch and onboard top tier and well known beauty brands, building long-term relationships with brand partners to enhance e-commerce sales growth
  • Lead the team and work towards an aggressive sales targets and within a strict budget
  • Manage a large budget, including the UK e-commerce shop P&L and cash flow
  • Manage the UK Brands Team and be involved in the development and management of a team of 6 direct reports, working across Sales & Account Management, Campaign Strategy, Brand Analytics, and Retail Planning
  • Establish our long-term business strategy, maintain and develop the team culture, and continue to disrupt the beauty industry via continual innovation

Skills & Experience

  • UK beauty industry expertise and brand relationships required
  • Strong people management and team leadership
  • Experience managing large budget / P&L
  • Positive team-player who thrives on challenges, the opportunity to help your teammates to problem-solve, and have the mindset that no job is too small
  • Highly analytical and data-driven and an ability to use stats and numbers to make decisions back your decisions with data
  • Very organised and an ability to plan ahead

Client information
My client, a well known Beauty retailer, is looking for a Buying & Merchandising director to join their team, my client is committed to the staff, and is committed to developing talent, ensuring all staff have the opportunity to be part of something special with the Company.

Performance related bonus
Private pension
Staff Discount
About Cast UK
Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Business Change & Transformation, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit

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