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Job

Junior Buyer - Luxury Homewares and Gifts

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Head Office Appointments

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    C2 Recruitment

  • Contact email:

    staff@c2recruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    C2JCA1442_1550763449

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-23

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Junior Buyer - Luxury Homewares and Gifts

London

£26,000 - £30,000 + bonus + benefits

One of the UK's leading homewares and gift companies is seeking to appoint a Junior Buyer to join their team in central London.

Due to the continued growth in their business they are seeking a dynamic Junior Buyer who has a true passion and understanding of the homewares industry/trends/interiors. Reporting to the Head of Buying, the successful candidate will own their own categories. They must successfully source new brands on a regular basis, develop and nurture relationships with core existing brands, renegotiate with new brands that expand, refresh and deepen our offering to keep it best in class.

Junior Buyer - The Role:

  • Sourcing and presenting new brands to the Head of Buying, while also exploring the growth potential of key core brands
  • Delivering product ranges to margin expectations through cost price negotiations, cost effective supply solutions
  • Pro-actively identify new business opportunities to grow sales and profitability
  • Negotiate commercially viable contracts under current company terms & build and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers
  • Hold regular supplier performance reviews, and contribute to future supplier strategies
  • Ownership of category sample management for showrooms locations
  • Evaluate market, sales history and customer information from showrooms together with forward trends to develop a department strategy - reporting back monthly
  • Continually monitor market activity, including regular Competitive Shops, taking appropriate commercial action where necessary.
  • Ownership of Buying critical path for delivery of new brands and seasonal newness
  • Build knowledge of in-house reporting to understand best/worst performers

Junior Buyer - The Person:

  • Solid experience in a similar role, ideally within the luxury/premium homewares sector
  • A good understanding of product development and sourcing
  • Drive and motivation to learn with a keen interest in homewares trends
  • Excellent organisational skills and strong attention to detail

To find out more about this exciting opportunity send your CV to John Anderson - Managing Consultant at johnanderson@c2recruitment.com or call 01743 770 280 / 07931 211 258

This role is being handled by C2 Recruitment the leading specialist Retail, Hospitality and Leisure recruitment consultancy recruiting across the whole of the UK.

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