BUYER (KITCHENWARE)

6 days left

Location
Midhurst, West Sussex
Salary
Basic Salary £35K - £45K depending on experience
Posted
31 Aug 2017
Closes
01 Oct 2017
Function
Buying, Sales
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

BUYER (KITCHENWARE)

Company Overview:

Dexam is an ambitious and growing kitchenware brand supplying innovative and functional kitchenware to retailers throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. Our products not only look great and sell well, but are exceptional value for money.

Our sales, marketing, administration and sourcing teams are based at our headquarters in Midhurst, West Sussex together with an extensive showroom and a 25000sq ft distribution centre servicing the UK and Europe.

For the past 60 years, we have grown through a planned strategy of excellent products, best in class service and great people.

The Opportunity:

Dexam is growing its business selling its own well established branded kitchenware through B2B and B2C channels.  60% of the Dexam’s brands are our own and we need new, innovative and fresh products sourced from all over the world that bring excitement and consumer commitment.

With support from the Marketing Department, the Buyer is solely responsible for researching the market, heading the product selection process, sourcing the products and bringing these to market. The Buyer is involved in all aspects of the buying cycle: product development, range planning, supplier liaison and cost price negotiation while maintaining the integrity of the brand and achieving our B2B and B2C objectives.

This is a senior and pivotal position within Dexam with much autonomy and responsibility. Working alongside the Product Manager, the Buyer works closely with the Commercial Director and reports directly to the Managing Director.

You will receive a competitive package and be part of a company where the average stay is 15 years.

More about the ideal person:

You will be a person with Buying and category management experience with a proven track record in non-food sectors similar to ours. You will be passionate about food and cooking and be able to apply your interest to find and source fabulous kitchenware. You will have experience of sourcing in the Far East and internationally, ideally with an existing network of contacts.

Alongside creativity, imagination and love for cooking, you will be used to taking responsibility and be able to plan and manage a project from start to finish.  You are a person who enjoys a challenge and takes the initiative but can help develop and follow a plan, yet think on your own two feet. You are numerate, persistent and imaginative but careful when taking risks. You are self-motivated, articulate and reliable with great attention to detail.  Experience within Housewares, Web Retailers and B2C would be beneficial but far from essential.

You will be based in our offices in Midhurst, West Sussex but home working for the right applicant living within 1 hour will be considered. International travel is a feature of this role.

Package:  Basic Salary £35K - £45K depending on experience

If you are interested in joining us, please send your CV and covering letter to our HR Director by clicking the 'APPLY' button

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