Buyer - Health and Beauty

Hays Retail
West Midlands
£Competitive + Excellent Benefits
07 Dec 2018
04 Jan 2019
Paul Riordan
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Your new company
Our client is a unique, global retailer who have experienced sustained success through delivering an innovative style of Retail and Wholesale across their family of companies. Millions of people rely on the wide spectrum of their products every day, which is why they are always looking for talented professionals to join their growing team and discover the rewards of working for this diverse and growing Global business.

Your new role
As a key member of the Buying team, you will play a crucial role in sourcing the best products for their portfolio of stores across the UK, in a business where customers are at the heart of everything they do. You will be responsible for developing and managing the category plans and promotional activity to in order to optimise margin and maximise sales. You will work closely with other Buyers and the Marketing team, continuously looking for new and innovative products and services to maintain a varied range to meet customer requirements. You will also be responsible for the delivery and execution of the annual promotion plans, including pricing strategy. The role will initially be available on a 1 year fixed term contract basis, however the business will always endeavour to find a permanent opportunity for employees on FTCs.

What you'll need to succeed

You will be a skilled and conscientious individual with previous retail buying, trading or category management experience both instore and online, within the multiple retail sector. You will have a proven track record in meeting and exceeding, sales, profitability and category targets. It is important for this role that you can effectively utilise market data to drive decision making for product development, ranging and pricing decisions. You should also be quite comfortable engaging with senior managers and suppliers, and be a strong communicator and influencer with good analytical and data manipulation skills.

What you'll get in return
For the successful applicant you will enjoy a uniquely rewarding career. You will assume real responsibility but be well trained and developed to undertake it. You'll work hard but be recognised for your contribution and be able to keep a healthy work/life balance. In addition to highly competitive salaries, they offer a valuable benefits package which includes generous holiday, pension scheme, professional support and relevant training, childcare vouchers, option to buy additional holiday and an employee discount scheme. What's more, they regularly review their rewards package and it is improving all the time

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