Senior Buyer

East Riding of Yorkshire | Ref: BBBH19380

£40000.00 - £45000 per annum + 50% bonus

Role Title: Senior Buyer

To drive revenue and margin growth in a given area, and support the Head of Purchasing/ Commercial Director in delivering the agreed category and brand strategies.

Role Profile

  • Contribution to development of strategy for brands / categories, including consumer and business planning to address markets in both areas. To include some degree of interaction with marketing & sales departments
  • Managing the range of products in conjunction with the Assistant Product Manager, and in accordance with category and brand strategy
  • Contribution to the development and maintenance of pricing strategy
  • Developing & maintaining relationships with distributors and manufacturers for day-to-day and short term strategy
  • Developing, planning & co-ordination of marketing activity in conjunction with manufacturers, distributors and the marketing department
  • Support development of own-brand products & strategy in conjunction with Imports department

Skills & Experience

  • High standard of planning, organisational and time management skills
  • High standard of communication skills to enable effective liaising with other areas of the business including Marketing, Sales, Finance, Warehouse & Directors
  • Good standard of presentation skills in order to host & lead supplier meetings, including quarterly reviews with the General Manager / Directors, and external management
  • High standard of negotiation skills in order to influence suppliers & other parts of the business to deliver positive outcomes within their area
  • Ability to coordinate own and others workload to deliver to multiple deadlines
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks, problems and issues, and delegate where appropriate to ensure they are either resolved, or highlighted to the General Manager / wider company
  • Develop a detailed knowledge of the market, competitive landscape and their product range in order to make well-informed decisions
  • Experience with one or more of the following categories is essential: Printers, MDA's, SDA's, computers, mobile phones, office supplies.

Client information

My Client is a growing retailer based in East Yorkshire

Remuneration

£40-45K DOE + 20% Bonus

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