A very exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of UK's most recognised and respected multi-channel retailers as a Buyer! If you're currently working as a Buyer and ready for a new challenge or an experienced Junior Buyer or an Assistant Buyer looking for the next step up, this could be the role for you. We're looking for candidates who are highly numerate, analytical and possess a vast amount of experience with FMCG. If this sounds like you, please get in touch.
If you are a passionate and experienced Soft Furnishings Assistant Buyer or Senior Buyer then this rare opportunity to work in one of the largest furniture stores in London is one not to be missed! This premium to luxury store is seeking a positive, hardworking and professional Assistant Buyer / Senior Merchandiser to join them as they continue to grow and expand. Buyer / Merchandiser: Assist in both product merchandising and buying process Accompany the buying teams to exhibitions and shows, both in the UK and the Far East Excellent organisation and communication skills, as well as proficient IT skills to match Communication is key both internally and externally, with particular focus upon client relations and new business developments A keen eye for on trend products, and utilising this in relation to business growth and profit You will: Have Homeware / Furniture retail experience Have 4 or more years within buying and merchandising within Soft Furnishings Be IT proficient, with the ability to pick up new systems quickly Be outgoing and a people person with great communication skills Have a good sense of humour and work well as part of a team Be willing to work some Saturdays
This well-established but medium sized business is a quirky company who is always looking for fresh ideas. They are currently seeking a passionate and imaginative Womenswear Buyer to join their team, heading up the fashion area which includes soft separates, prints, jersey, tailoring and knitwear You must have multi product, own buy development experience Be comfortable managing a team Strong multi product Supplier Relationships Solid negation and multitasking skills Person fit as well as skill set is essential for this client and they really want to find a Buyer who genuinely loves their product If you are looking for a great, multi-product buying role away from the traditional structured environments of the Central London retailers then this could be the perfect opportunity for you! **Please note due to mass applications we are only able to respond to suitable candidates at this stage**
M&Co is an award-winning national fashion retailer with over 300 stores throughout the UK and an online shopping destination at www.mandco.com. With a strong belief in developing and growing talent, we know it is our people and their great team spirit that have made us what we are today. They drive us forward in our continued success and help us meet our customers’ needs and expectations. We want to challenge our employees and to allow them to make a meaningful contribution to the business. In return, we offer excellent opportunities for personal development and career growth. In 2017 we were voted the 14th Best Big Company to work for by the Sunday Times. Due to the continued success and growth across our Brands business we are now recruiting for an exciting new Buyer role. This is a unique role and will directly report into the Buying Manager. The candidate should be an existing Buyer with a high street fashion retailer background within Womenswear. Ideally you will have had experience buying a full range across multiproduct catergories. The candidate should be able to demonstrate they can work in a “fast fashion” environment, to ensure further developments and sales success. M&Co has a very flat structure; there is daily contact with the Buying and Merchandise directors which will ensure a good personal impact on the business. Buyers work closely with Merchandisers on business strategy, sales budgets and ran
Buyer needed for a Large Watford Based General Merchandise Retail business, looking after one of the businesses most significant categories, this role has full P&L autonomy and ability to take the category to the next level delivering over 10% growth YOY. Client Details This business has seen an uplift in market share over the course of the last 6 months, and has a great long term strategy in place to continue this growth. The client are renowned for their down to earth culture, employing people who are keen to challenge the status-quo and work collaboratively in a high achieving team. Description The Retail Buyer will be responsible for Owning Supplier relationships, including identifying and sourcing new suppliers, negotiating and constant communication P&L for category, working alongside Head of buying to develop long term strategy and delivering Promotional and pricing planning, to ensure obsolete stock is moved through the critical path Range and Space planning in store to maximise commerciality and sales opportunities Working closely with store staff to ensure stock rotation is optimised Working in tandem with Merchandising and supply chain team to ensure stock flow is optimised and allocated most effectively to maximise commercial return Profile The Successful Buyer will Be from a retail buying background,
Buyer We currently have an opportunity for a Buyer to join our Milton Keynes based team at a time of significant change and investment in the business. Reporting to the Category Manager, this is a role with great visibility across the business. You will be responsible for liaising with various functions to execute ranging and assortment strategies for a buyership. You will also be responsible for the achievement of Sales, GP, GMROI, budgeting and promotional & marketing objectives for your category. About us: At Homebase, our customers don’t just visit us for a tin of paint or a packet of screws. They’re looking for ideas and inspiration from a wide range of products at low prices. It’s what makes a career at Homebase so rewarding. And now we are part of Bunnings – a leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand. We have exciting changes ahead from bringing new ranges into our stores to up skilling our team with great product knowledge. It’s the start of a brand new chapter for us. So come in and make yourself at home. Person specification: Strong negotiation, planning & organisational skills Excellent written and verbal communication, with accuracy and attention to detail
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an outgoing, personable candidate to join a fantastic homewares business in North London. Our client offers beautiful homeware pieces for areas such as dining, office, bedroom, lounge and flooring and operates through one store. They are looking for a confident buyer to source, select and secure new products for their Soft Furnishings and Linens offering. This will cover product such as Cushions, Throws, Blankets and Curtains. As a Buyer you will be responsible for all processes involved with managing both your supply base and your department, taking a proactive approach of visiting your department on the shop floor frequently to check performance. The successful candidate will be have the ambition and dedication to drive the area into further growth using excellent negotiating and commercial skills. You will report into the Head of Buying and help to guide and motivate other members of the team. This is a great opportunity to work in a friendly environment and really make your mark on the business. We are ideally looking for someone from a selection or branded buying background however product development candidates will also be considered. If you have the relevant experience for this role, please click the apply button to send your CV to Sarah Dovaston, remembering to state your current salary and package. Job Ref: SD-56580 We regret that due to the volume
Are you a Food Buyer or Purchasing Manager who is looking for a role with less red tape and giving the autonomy to make decisions and have a direct impact on bottom line profit? This is a fantastic opportunity to join this leading global hospitality and catering business in their Trading Team. You will be given full responsibility to procure the entire range of food products and will have the autonomy to make the day to day and strategic decisions that will have a direct impact on the success of this rapidly growing and successful business. Applicants should have the following skills and attributes: · Highly developed negotiation skills · Food buying experience within a Foodservice, Catering, Retail or Wholesale environment · Excellent supplier management skills · Excellent relationship building skills are essential in this business to business customer focused environment · Strong commercial acumen – accountability for achieving and excelling company targets
Our client is a household name retailer with stores nationwide and an impeccable reputation. They are looking for a buyer to join their commercial team after a period of sustained growth. You will lead negotiations with famous FMCG suppliers and deliver category growth. Key duties include: Negotiating with branded FMCG manufacturers Managing stakeholder relationships Analysing commercial performance You can expect to work in an exciting and highly rewarding role that will give you countless opportunities for personal and professional development. This is a role with a truly global business. The successful candidate will have: Buying experience gained at a multi-site retailer Excellent commercial acumen and experience negotiating with large FMCGs Exceptional influencing ability Experience working in a fast paced business environment If this is the role for you, please submit your CV to ASP Group today, quoting reference number 12814C
Job Title: Buyer Location: Milton Keynes Salary: £60k + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits Role: Permanent OVERVIEW Role Purpose Our client is one of the UK’s largest home improvement and garden businesses; reporting to the Category Manager the main purpose of this role as Buyer is to oversee the development of the range and ensure that it meets the requirements of the overall category strategy whilst achieving all targets and KPI’s. As a Buyer for this retailer you will need to have outstanding negotiation skills and you must be able to demonstrate excellent commercial acumen. You will work closely with the Category Manager, deputising for them when required and you will develop a full understanding of the customer’s needs. Maximising profits through providing a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices in line with the business strategy will be something you have demonstrated in previous roles and your commercial skills will shine given the accountability to deliver for this retail business. You will naturally keep up to date with market trends and reacting to this will be a key part of the Buyer role. In this high profile, senior role you will be responsible for a multi-million pound category. As an experienced Buyer and a strong leader you will be able to forge strong relationships with suppliers, negotiate effectively and understand how to promote product in a competitive market place. Respo
Job Title: Flooring Buyer Location: Purfleet Salary: £55,000 per annum Role: Permanent OVERVIEW Role Purpose Our client is one of the UK’s largest retail interior businesses; reporting to the Category Manager the main purpose of this role as Buyer is to oversee the development of the range and ensure that it meets the requirements of the overall category strategy whilst achieving all targets and KPI’s. As a Buyer for this retailer you will need to have outstanding negotiation skills and you must be able to demonstrate excellent commercial acumen. You will work closely with the Category Manager, deputising for them when required and you will develop a full understanding of the customer’s needs. Maximising profits through providing a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices in line with the business strategy will be something you have demonstrated in previous roles and your commercial skills will shine given the accountability to deliver for this retail business. You will naturally keep up to date with market trends and reacting to this will be a key part of the Buyer role. Responsibilities & Accountabilities Develop, implement and deliver category plans including range reviews, promotions, pricing and stock that are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financial objectives Review and evaluate the effectiveness of promotions, taking appropriat
Here at Accessorize we are devoted to bringing a vibrant, eclectic mix of inspirational fashion accessories that our customers can't resist. Our teams have fun accessorizing the world and you could be part of this global, growing brand. We're always on the lookout for a talented and creative Bags Buyer with fabulous 'taste' levels to join our Accessorize business! Accessorize is a fast paced, exciting and unique Company with continual growth potential. Our buying teams not only buy for the UK but globally too. What makes our buying function unique here at Accessorize is the special mix of creativity, working with beautiful product and autonomy within our roles. On a day to day, you will be responsible for season planning, developing and producing fabulous future ranges. Sales analysis, managing the supply base and critical path management, trading the department are key. You'll get the opportunity to travel overseas to the Far East, India and Europe. You will also oversee and develop a buying team too. So if you're from a creative accessories buying background, with experience of leather and synthetic accessories and passionate about both product and people, and want to know more about joining our business, we'd love to hear from you! What are we like to work for? We take the development of our people pretty seriously. Why? First of all, we know it's a reason why talented people are attracted t
The Role We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join one of our brands. The main purpose of the role is to develop in conjunction with the Merchandiser, Designer and Technologist, a commercial and credible range. Key responsibilities Develop an exciting and credible range; creating a balance between commercial and high fashion product. Build a broad understanding of the customer profile, ensuring that her needs and wants are met within the range. Work effectively with the Merchandiser to drive department sales and profit; focussing on meeting customer needs, whilst planning and developing for the future. Build and maintain key relationships with the supply base in order to achieve maximum flexibility and reliability. Work with the Design team to develop product in line with current trends and the customer. Manage and develop the team to deliver optimum performance. Demonstrate a pro-active approach to product quality e.g. identifying and resolving issues early on. Desired skills & experience - Strong fashion eye. Proactive in seeking out new opportunities and reacting quickly to trends. In-depth knowledge of the market/competition and an ability to gather and use relevant internal and external information to make commercial decisions. Ability to influence and communi
We have an exciting job opportunity for a Buyer on Cook and Dine to join our Home and Leisure department. This is a great time to join Wyevale Garden Centres, the largest plant and garden focussed retailer in the UK, operating 150 garden centres across the UK. As well as the sale of core gardening and associated retail offerings, Wyevale Garden Centres has diversified into a number of other areas as onsite restaurants, coffee shops and children’s play areas. Key job responsibilities: · Source and develop key product ranges · Manage supplier relationships and identify and meet new suitable suppliers · Sales and customer forecasting · Develop the optimal pricing architecture and promotional plan · Negotiate prices, quantities and delivery time-scales and work to a tight critical path · Monitor market changes, competitor prices and products · Analyse customer sales patterns · Present new ranges to key departments and stakeholders · Work closely with internal teams, such as Marketing, Merchandising, Supply Chain, Finance, Ecommerce etc.
We have an exciting job opportunity for a Buyer on Wild Bird Care & Pets join our growing buying department. This is a great time to join Wyevale Garden Centres, the largest plant and garden focussed retailer in the UK, operating 149 garden centres across the UK. As well as the sale of core gardening and associated retail offerings, Wyevale Garden Centres has diversified into a number of other areas as onsite restaurants, coffee shops and children’s play areas. Key job responsibilities: · Source and develop key product ranges · Manage supplier relationships and identify and meet new suitable suppliers · Sales and customer forecasting · Develop the optimal pricing architecture and promotional plan · Negotiate prices, quantities and delivery time-scales and work to a tight critical path · Monitor market changes, competitor prices and products
This leading high street fashion retailer is currently looking for a strong product development fragrance buying expert to join their team and develop and launch a new fragrance range. Working across fragrance product, you will have responsibility for the concepts, strategy and the launch of the range and be accountable for driving sales forward through effective product sourcing and new product development, range building and negotiation. We are ideally looking for somebody who is working in a buying or product development role from a fragrance/perfumes background. Candidates must display creativity and passion for product as well as strong commercial awareness and good negotiation skills. Experience of buying your own range, cost price negotiations with suppliers, and being confident in presenting ideas to senior stakeholders is a must. This is a fantastic opportunity in itself but would suit someone who is looking for a part time opportunity and would consider a 12-month contract. If you have the relevant experience for this role, please click the apply button to send your CV to Sarah Dovaston, remembering to state your current salary and package. Job Ref: SD-46596 We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.
Our client is a leading retailer with stores in every major town and city nationwide. They have a strong retail brand and are currently trading well and have further plans for expansion. To succeed in this role it is essential you are a proven negotiator and have extensive Grocery buying experience. E.g. Cereals, Confectionery, Soft Drinks, Biscuits, Crisps and Snacks, Biscuits, Canned Foods, Household, Petfood etc. Key areas of the role will include: •Negotiation of supplier trading terms to meet financial targets •Identifying new product development opportunities •Development of own label product ranges •Competitor Analysis •Continually sourcing new suppliers •Setting promotional strategy Applicants should have the following skills and attributes: •Highly developed negotiation skills •Educated to degree level •Grocery buying experience gained for a leading retailer/wholesaler •Track record of negotiating with branded FMCG manufacturers •Excellent supplier management skills •Excellent relationship building skills <span style=
£Excellent + Bonus + Benefits This is an excellent opportunity to join a well known retailer who is looking to expand their head office buying team. It is essential you are a strong negotiator and have extensive Impulse buying experience. E.g. Confectionery, Soft Drinks, Crisps and Snacks etc. Key areas of the role will include: Negotiation of supplier trading terms to meet financial targets Identifying new product development opportunities Competitor Analysis Continually sourcing new suppliers Range management and category planning Category marketing / promotional planning Working cross functionally with other key business areas e.g. supply chain and technical Applicants should have the following skills and attributes: · Highly developed negotiation skills · Food buying experience gained for a top 20 retailer / wholesaler ·
Amazing position for an Omni Channel Merchandiser with experience placing buys for Retail & Ecommerce functions. This brand offers an entrepreneurial environment and the opportunity to progress! Our client, a premium accessories brand established for over 10 years are looking for a strong and ambitious Merchandiser to join their team due to the current incumbent relocating with the business. Within this role you will be responsible for Wholesale, Retail and E-commerce merchandising as well as placing the buys for Retail and E-commerce channels. We are looking for a very analytical merchandiser who wants to progress within an evolving brand. Experience of reducing stock levels, margin analysis and forecasting etc. Get in touch today!
Having partnered with a highly regarded retailer based in Hertfordshire, Zachary Daniels are recruiting for a Category Manager to join an established team. This opportunity will allow you to join a credible team where clear progression and support is encouraged. As a Category Manager for this retailer, you will be responsible for leading a team to identify and deliver a credible category that meets the customers needs, whilst exceeding budgeted sales. You will achieve this through a carefully considered activity plan, managing the pricing and promotional strategy and developing a strong supplier base/partnership. Key responsibilities will include: Influencing internal stakeholders to deliver commercial objectives Managing P&L of Category Creating and delivering a competitive trading plan, conideing everyday and promotions Management of range reviews Negotiation of commercial terms Market analysis and regular recommendations to drive category proposition This opportunity will be of interest if you: Enjoy working to accountability, in a fast paced and forward thinking environment Are highly commercial with previous category management experience Exceptional interpersonal skills Offer strong negotiation skills