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Head of Buying

Michael Page Marketing
England, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
£72000 - £88000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pensions
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Buying, Category Management

This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned Head of Buying to lead and influence the buying decisions within a well-established retail sector. The candidate will be responsible for fostering relationships with suppliers, developing profitable buying strategies, and managing the buying team.

Client Details

Our client is a reputable entity within the retail industry, boasting a substantial network of stores across the UK. They have a team of over a thousand dedicated employees committed to delivering quality products and superior customer service.

  • Develop and implement effective buying strategies
  • Manage and oversee the buying team
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers
  • Negotiate favourable terms and pricing with suppliers
  • Identify potential new products and assess market demand
  • Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with the contracts
  • Collaborate with other department heads to ensure the achievement of company objectives
  • Manage and control purchasing budgets and organisational spending


A successful Head of Buying should have:
  • Working knowledge of power tools/ machinery products
  • Proven buying management experience in a similar role within the retail industry
  • Prior people management and senior leadership experience within Buying
  • Strong negotiation, leadership, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent knowledge of market research, data analysis and purchasing best practices
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office and purchasing software
  • Must be willing to work 5 days in the office in a pivotal role.

Job Offer
  • An attractive salary package ranging between £72,000 - £88,000 per annum
  • Healthcare cash plans and a company pension scheme
  • Life cover and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Role-specific training and development
  • Paid breaks and complimentary tea & coffee
  • A proactive promotion and development of internal candidates

Our offices are located in the City Centre of Nottingham and accessible by public transport. If this Head of Buying role aligns with your career aspirations, we encourage you to apply.

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