Junior Buyer Homewares

Date Posted: September 3, 2018
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Ref No: BUY1299
Location: South West
Job Type: Permanent
Category: Buying
Salary: £25 – 30,000 Annual


Our client is one of the most sought after Multichannel retailers within their  sector. Revolutionary in it’s customer experience and product offering. You could be part of this phenomenon and their continued success. 

What you’ll be doing:
Constantly analyzing market demand and competition in order to imagine and build the best possible on brand offer, with a focus on projects with the highest potential success rate in terms of matching market demand and creating & driving new categories, products and trends.
Work with the Buyer on setting up ambitious targets and develop long, mid and short terms strategies to identify, design and develop, source and release best-selling products.

Sourcing & Suppliers Management:
Liaising with existing suppliers network, negotiating contracts and working with them on a daily basis to keep developing new product ranges.
Taking an active part in sourcing and building relationships with new suppliers, and ensuring the business is partnering directly with the right manufacturers, without the need of agents or traders, and with a key focus on pricing, quality of manufacturing and quality of service.
Being responsible for monitoring suppliers’ progress, negotiating the best possible prices whilst meeting the business quality standards.

What you’ll need:

  • Commercial acumen and a passion for the sector and its products
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills and a drive to create and build from a blank canvas
  • Perfect knowledge of all homewares hard goods related regulations, including market specific ones, CE certifications, etc
  • An understanding of what motivates customers to buy individual products
  • Confidence combined with strong negotiating and networking skills
  • Exceptional team working and leadership skills
  • Strong presentation and influencing skills
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to make major decisions
  • Strong customer focus
  • Numeracy and IT skills



For confidential discussion about this role, please contact Felicity McNichol via 07788413588 or email at felicity.mcnichol@thehubretail.co.uk

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