Buying Manager

England | Ref: BBBH32907

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Buying Manager

Home-based (Remote Working)

£40,000 - £45,000 + Benefits

Role Profile

Cast UK are currently recruiting for an experienced Buying Manager to join a rapidly expanding, ambitious E-commerce business. The business has international expansion plans that are already underway making it the perfect time to join. As Buying Manager you will be leading assigned categories and procuring products from suppliers around the world. Successful applicant will be reporting directly to the Head of Buying giving you the opportunity to shape the company's direction. The role will be mostly remote with monthly face to face meetings with the Head of Buying.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, present and implement a Category Buying and Supply Chain strategy with clear objectives to drive business forward
  • Develop in-depth understanding of customer requirements for all product categories, reviewing category growth opportunities, trends and KPI's
  • Identify opportunities to launch new categories using market knowledge, data and insights
  • Implement a supplier partnership and growth strategy which adds value to the business
  • Lead quarterly supplier reviews, meeting to assess performance levels and opportunities to grow
  • Optimise stockholding for category ensuring stock and orders are aligned with future sales forecasts and promotional activity
  • Manage (remotely) A small team of Buyers and Assistant Buyers, ensuring shared vision and collaboration. Drive continuous improvement and professional development

Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience working as a retail Buyer or Manager, ideally with E-commerce environments
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness and business acumen to aid negotiations and supplier management
  • Entrepreneurial outlook with ability to identify new opportunities across Categories for growth
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage A team and prioritise workload effectively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Budget development, ownership and planning: including spend, profitability and ROI
  • Trend and consumer analysis with ability to formulate buying strategy

Remuneration

£40,000 - £45,000 + Benefits

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Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in, 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 or to discuss how we can find talent for your business then please visit www.castuk.com

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