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Head of Buying

Salary £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Car + Bonus
Location East Midlands,
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00042785
Published over 1 year ago

Job Description

A Wholesale business based in the East Midlands is looking for a someone who is currently working as Buying Manager/ Head of / Director of to head up its Buying function.

To be successful in you application you will need to have experience of Importing Finished Goods from China or the Far East and have experience of Buying for between 150-400 New Product Introductions each year. This is a fast paced Wholesale position, where existing processes need to be imbedded within the team to ensure that customer deliveries are met.

The Role:

Leading a Team of 12 people across Buying, Quality and New Product Design, you will initially be task with getting the team humming, there are good processes in place to ensure product delivery however you will need to get the team fully engaged with these so that stock is out and delivery times are met.

As there is a high volume of NPI within this business you will need to be have the ability to establish stong connections with the Far East, typically China. Sourcing new factories, negotiating with the relevant stakeholder and then strategically looking at the critical paths so that the product get to the customers within time.

The Person:

Buying experience gained within and SME Retail or ideally Wholesale environment
Experience on bringing 150+ Products to market each year
Experience of working with suppliers in the Far East
Some travel, typically to China will be required as part of the role

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