Junior Buyer

As our junior buyer, you will be an integral part of the buying function within a major retailer. You will be commercially astute, ambitious, proactive and people focused professional with a desire to be pushing on in your career as a buyer. This is an opportunity for you to work with an exciting product range and a company who have recently restructured.

BASIC: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum

BENEFITS: Contributory Pension, 22 days Holiday,

OFFICE BASED: High Wycombe

YOU COULD CURRENT LIVE: High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Oxford, Luton, Reading, Watford or West London.

THE JUNIOR BUYER ROLE WILL APPEAL TO YOU IF YOU:

* See your future sat in a senior buying position
* Enjoy working cross functionally within a corporate business
* Have a professional, persistent approach to work
* Have excellent vendor relationship skills

JOB SPECIFICATION: - Junior Buyer

You will be maintaining and developing key relationships across multiple vendors (10-20) with 5500 SKUs in the company book. Your strong desire to succeed and progress yourself, will allow you to provide excellent support to the buying department. You will work closely with other business functions to ensure that all promotions and activity runs smoothly and critical path dates are met. You will be heavily involved in forecasting alongside other departments within the organisation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* Critical path management
* Product management
* Administrative support
* Competitor analysis
* Vendor relationship management (c10 – 20)
* GAP Analysis

REQUIREMENTS: - Junior Buyer

Reporting to a Buyer, you will be working as a part of a buying team, focusing on office consumables, technology and furniture. You will be commercially astute, ambitious, proactive and people focused with a desire to be pushing on in your career as a buyer. This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping our business after an acquisition.

To be considered for the Junior Buyer role:

* You will presently be working in a similar position or have realistic aspirations to perform this position
* You will be degree educated
* You will have a proven track record of working with 1000 SKUs
* You will have demonstrable experience of negotiation with, ownership of, and management of 10 vendors

In return, we will: Provide you with support and guidance to allow you to progress your career and improve your industry knowledge, whilst earning an excellent salary package.

COMPANY:

Whilst our brand was only recently established we are a part of a business with other well-known UK retailers under its umbrella. Having acquired one of the UK’s and Europe’s largest FMCG consumer retailers we have a presence in over 90 UK locations and employee 1700 talented individuals. If you haven’t been in one of our stores you will have most certainly used our products.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Matt Hogg quoting Junior Buyer reference MGH1803-03 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683318 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.