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Category Buyer/Manager

Salary £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + car + bonus
Location Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00044765
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

Retail/Trade Category Buyer
Leicester - well known, growing business
£50k-£60k total package

Reporting to the Buying Manager, the Category Buyer will be responsible for developing the ranging and buying strategy to ensure that they are taking to market the right product at the right time whilst also maximising cost effectiveness.

Key areas of responsibility:
Developing and executing the category plan & sourcing strategy for the next 1-2years across an annual spend of c.£35mil
Responsible for new range, supplier sourcing and selection
Deliver 'exclusive' ranges through creative sourcing and strong supplier relationship management
Improve gross margin and reduce risk across the category/supply chain
Fast paced product introduction
Keeping up to date with trends, new products/developments and market pressures
Development and mentoring of a junior buyer
Global travel

Experience required:
Must have retail or trade buying/category management experience
Proven track record of delivering successful ranges
Able to travel globally
Strong multi stakeholder management and influencing ability

The business are a house hold name across the UK and have experienced great growth over the last few years. If you would like to be part of the journey and be rewarded well for doing so, please apply today.

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