Buying Manager - Retail

A Buying Manager is needed for this award winning National Retailer to work within their Procurement division based at their London Office. If you are passionate about buying within a fast paced innovative environment, this is the perfect role for you.

SALARY: £45,000 - £50,000 plus up to 50% bonus

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Holiday’s, Bonus, Pensions, plus Relevant Company Benefits.


COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS:  Shoreditch, Canonbury, Whitechapel, Southbank, Islington

JOB SPECIFICATION: Buying Manager - Retail

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful national retailer to play a pivotal role within their Procurement team. The position will work closely with the Head of Buying to manage and develop one of the company’s major product categories. Consequently, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

-        Creating and driving forward purchasing strategies by negotiating the most competitive terms possible
-        To attend conferences at trade meetings and other business events providing valuable competitor insight
-        Monitor trends, market pricing and identify new markets and product opportunities
-        To work and develop close working relationships with relevant departments such as Merchandise Planning, Marketing, Operations, Ecommerce and Finance.
-        To specialise and become an expert in your category, becoming the central point for stakeholders to approach
-        To produce weekly and periodical promotions in line with company objectives

REQUIREMENTS: Buying Manager - Retail

In order to be successful in this role the ideal candidate will have the following:

-        A proactive and willing attitude, with strong and persuasive personality to influence all levels of business both verbally and in writing  
-        Strong organisational skills often working towards stringent deadlines
-        Able to understand and interpret complex data quickly and accurately and relay insightful information to relevant stakeholders
-        Experience in commercial negotiation, with some formal training preferable but not essential
-        At least two years’ experience working within a general buying role within the retail industry is essential, with some experience of Far East product sourcing being beneficial
-        Proficient in using Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
-        Educated to degree level


With more than 40 years’ retail experience and over 200 stores across the UK, this company is the UK’s number one specialist technology retailer. If you are passionate about buying and looking to excel in a market leading company, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Joel Barnett quoting Buying Manager – Retail reference JKB1801-20 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683321 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.