Junior Buyer - Household

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Liverpool, Merseyside | Ref: BBBH20996

£24000.00 - £26000 per annum


Role Title
Junior Buyer - Household
Liverpool
Up to £26k

Role Profile
Our client, a market leading retail business, is looking to appoint a Junior Buyer to join their head office team based in Liverpool. Working on the Household department, you will play a key-part in supporting the Senior Buyer to develop this category further. The category is split 50/50 between FOB own-label / branded from UK suppliers and is a hugely important, fast-paced department in the business that trades incredibly well. You will currently be working as an established Buying Assistant or Assistant Buyer and have a common-sense approach to buying / strong trading mentality. You will be a fast-learner who can adapt quickly to change and have the ability to cope with the pace and pressure of a fast-paced retail business. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic individual keen to join a large / dynamic head office team with development opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Buyer & Senior Buyer in developing the range
  • Deputising for the Buyer in their absence
  • Liaising with suppliers / attending supplier meetings
  • Control supplier negotiations to maximize profit
  • 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

  • Currently working as an established Buying Assistant or Assistant Buyer, ideally within a retailer
  • Experience of liaising with FMCG brands and / or FOB is essential
  • Strong trading mentality
  • Common sense approach to buying
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Drive and motivation



Client Information
Our client is a market leading retail business

Remuneration
Up to £26k depending on skills & experience

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