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Buyer - Card, Wrap & Stationery

Job Title: Buyer - Card, Wrap & Stationery
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Industry:
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH9051
Contact Name: Rosie Williamson
Contact Email: rosiewilliamson@castuk.com
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description


Role Title
Buyer - Card,Wrap & Stationary
Up to 55k negotiable depending on experience
Liverpool

Role Profile
Our client, a leading retail business are looking to appoint an established Buyer or Senior Buyer to join their already successful and growing team based in Liverpool. Playing a key part in the business, they are looking for a pro-active individual who is able to demonstrate success with a strong trading background. You must be able to multi-task, working in a fast-paced environment and have experience buying card/ wrap categories. You will have a keen eye for design and creative flair, developing the businesses own-brand offering.

Managing products across the Card, Wrap, Stationary & Gift range, the role responsibilities are as follows:

  • Control supplier negotiations to maximize profit
  • Ordering a specific range of products
  • Maintaining stock levels
  • Ensure suppliers meet the business requirements in terms of sales and margin
  • Identifying new products and opportunities in the market
  • Competitor analysis
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders to ensure stock levels are achievable


Skills & Experience

  • Stationary, Card, Wrap & Gift category experience is essential
  • Trading skills in a retail environment
  • Common sense approach to buying
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Experience of working for a retail business
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Drive and motivation


Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated, self-starter who displays self-confidence and initiative
  • Can cope with multiple tasks retaining a high level of accuracy
  • Planning and Organisational skills - utilising time and prioritising to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hardworking and flexible attitude to work, time management skills
  • Commercial awareness


Client information
Our client is a market leading retail business

Remuneration
Up to 55k negotiable depending on experience

About Cast UK
Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in 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 www.castuk.com