Buyer - DIY
Your new company
The company are a leading UK multi-channel retailer offering their own products and thousands of popular brands to their customers who seek quality and value for money. They are looking for a Buyer with expertise in DIY and Home Improvement to put together a range that will continue to 'wow' their customers.
Your new role
As a DIY Buyer you will not only be responsible for putting together a customer focused range, you will also be required to manage, develop and inspire you team in doing the same. Key accountabilities will include management of the overall planning and budgeting of your product area, ensuring all deadlines are met and costs are driven down to ensure customers get the best possible value. You will do his by forming long-standing relationships with suppliers and consistently monitoring the whole performance of your category; including sales growth, quality and availability.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be an experienced retail buyer, a trader through and through, preferably with direct experience in DIY, Home Improvement, Home Decor or a related product area with a proven track record of delivering sales targets and keeping cost margins down. You will be a natural negotiator who is highly commercial, with a strong track record of sourcing products from the far east and other international markets. It is vital that you are great at communicating to all levels and have a strong ability to grasp networking opportunities both within the business and outside, enabling you to make connections that will benefit your category and the business as a whole commercially.
What you'll get in return
If successful you will also receive a generous salary and great company benefits package including car, bonus and contributory pension scheme. You will have the opportunity to join a vibrant team of individuals who all share the same goal.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position in Retail, please visit hays.co.uk/retail to view a selection of all our vacancies.
Whilst we would like to respond to all our on-line applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes we receive. If you've not heard from us within two weeks, unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.