Assistant Buyer - Travel Accessories

Holberrow Green
11 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing a range of products across own brand ranges & with the key brands including the AA, Michelin and Energizer.
  • Owning key supplier negotiations management with support from the Buyer
  • Monitoring and reacting to competitor activity
  • Engaging with our customers both in store and online through packaging, point of sale, copy, communications and launch documents
  • 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
  • Building strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactively drive self-development with Line manager using the performance development system

Key Skills/Experience

To be successful you will need to be able to demonstrate the following experience, skills and attributes;

  • Buying experience working alongside a buyer and buying team to deliver category success
  • An understanding of what drives customer purchasing decisions
  • Being able to use this understanding to identify how we can grow our business through building customer appeal
  • Be analytical and numerically minded
  • Possess the ability to thrive in a fast paced pressurised environment
  • Possess strong commercial awareness – be aware of competitor activity and customer requirements
  • A collaborative ‘can do’ approach – be a keen team player
  • Strong communication and influencing skills – ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally to the business
  • Experience of cross functional working

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