Assistant Buyer - Cycle Accessories

Recruiter
Halfords
Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Closes
15 Aug 2017
Sector
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Permanent

Things are moving pretty fast here at Halfords! Have you got the pace, experience and career aspiration to move with us?

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Assistant Buyer to join the Cycle Accessory trading team. As Assistant Buyer you will help us to deliver our exciting and ambitious growth plans for one of the most exciting product areas in cycling!



You will be involved with the whole buying and development process from concept and design to range selection and management of the product from idea to finished item. You will bring the ranges to life in shops and support our marketing colleagues designing and marketing your ranges.

Key Responsibilities

•Managing a range of products and accessories across own brand ranges (Halfords, Bikehut, Pendleton, Boardman) & also with some of the key international brands in cycle accessories incl Cateye, Lezyne, Topeak, Camelbak, GoPro & Garmin etc.

•Engaging with our customers both in store and online through packaging, point of sale, copy, communications and launch documents

•Identifying gaps and opportunities and proposing range enhancements and new ideas

•Using competitor and customer research to identify ranging opportunities

•Monitor sales and margin performance of the category and drive key KPIs of sales, margin, margin %, rebates and contributions

•Capturing data and set up products accurately and on time

•Own key supplier negotiations & supplier management with support from the Buyer

•Building strong working relationships with design, brand, supply, quality, digital and marketing teams internally and suppliers and Boardman outside of the core business.

•Proactively drive self-development with Line manager using the performance development system