Coburg Banks | Multi-sector UK recruitment agency

Buyer – 12 Months Fixed Term

Salary:
TBC - TBC per annum 
Job Type:
Contract 
Location:
Loughton 
Sector:
Purchasing and Procurement 
Job Ref:
CLN87 

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Buyer – 12 Months Fixed Term
Based in Loughton, Essex
Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

One of the UK’s most recognisable and established high street names are currently looking to recruit a passionate and experienced Buyer on a 12 month fixed term contract at their Head Office in Loughton, Essex. Offering a competitive salary, staff discount, training, plus a rewarding and stimulating place to work, this is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled purchasing professional to make an impact within a forward thinking company.

The Role
You will play a key role as part of a fast-paced Buying team, responsible for managing and developing category sales, margin and stock turn whilst optimising costs. You’ll be a natural negotiator and excellent communicator, driving competitive deals with suppliers on pricing, markdowns, funding and retros to deliver margin improvements, developing supplier KPIs and ensuring targets are monitored and reviewed, managing areas of underperformance.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate must have significant buying/merchandising experience within a fast-paced retail environment, with a demonstrable track record of improving consumer experience. You will be commercially aware and results focussed with demonstrably strong negotiation and research skills, able to deal with large volumes of data, interpret numbers and apply learnings. The role will suit an articulate and numerate individual with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, able to multi-task and prioritise a varied workload with a keen eye for detail and the ability to work autonomously but with a fantastic team ethic.

The Company
A leading high street retailer of greeting cards, gifts and wrap, established in 1968, with over 400 stores across the UK.

This role may be suitable for you if you have a background as any of the following: Assistant Buyer, Buying Assistant, Buyer, Merchandiser, Merchandising Assistant, Product Manager, Category Manager, Purchasing Assistant, Procurement Officer, Category Buyer.

The position will suit candidates based in: Loughton, East London, London, Essex, Enfield, Cheshunt, Epping, Brentwood, Romford, Ilford, Dagenham, Stratford.

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