Lewes, East Sussex
£25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
9 months ago
Retail Buyer - Exclusive Venue
£25,000 - £30,000 + benefits
12 Month FTC (with potential for permanance)
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Retail Buyer who will be responsible for the sourcing, buying and development of the retail product ranges for the retail categories of this exclusive venue.
Retail Buyer - The Role
- Select and develop desirable product ranges for both own label and 3rd party branded lines, to be presented and authorised by the Head of Retail
- Analyse sales data to capitalise on trends and improve profitability.
- Produce weekly sales and profit reports for retail team.
- Identify new product opportunities through market understanding, visiting trade shows and supplier insights
- Negotiate favourable trading terms with suppliers to maximise margins.
- Liase closely with Retail Operations manager to ensure stock levels are within business KPI.
- Implement and maintain visual displays.
Retail Buyer - The Person
- Significant experience as a retail buyer for both own brand and branded products ideally from a retail, fashion or luxury background.
- Ability to spot retail and product opportunities that will enhance sales and profit.
- Strong analytical abilities.
- Experience of developing and sourcing gifting, women and men's apparel for ABC1 audiences.
- Experience of managing supplier and designer relationships, including excellent negotiation skills
- A strong creative flair and the ability to share and excite others about the creative vision.
- Strong commercial awareness
- Excellent customer focus and awareness of customer shopping behaviours.
- Visual display skills (online and physical)
- Knowledge of a retail EPOS system.
- Highly organised and a strong attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills, able to build strong relationships internally and give first class customer service externally
To find out more about this exciting opportunity send your CV to John Anderson - Managing Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01743 770 280 / 07931 211 258
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