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Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Andover
Salary: 40000 - 58000
REF: 5919
Contact Name: Karen Pumfrey
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

I am currently recruiting for a buyer covering the consumer electronics part of my clients business. The buyer is responsible for, has a turnover of £40m .  

You will be directly responsible for your own group of suppliers which collectively contribute to the company turnover.  You will also be required to identify through market research and industry analysis new opportunities in order to grow and expand your sector. 

You will be required to participate in any company projects representing your sector.  This role would suit someone with buying or product management experience and particularly where you have negotiated with suppliers.

You will be able to provide some analytical data to support decision making.  It is important you have the ability to communicate effectively with the confidence to influence and engage at all levels. Some occasional travel will be required within the UK and occasionally overseas and a clean driving license is essential.  A company car will be provided for this role.

You will have at least two years’ experience in the following essential areas:

  • Previous retail/shop or buying experience with responsibility for own suppliers

  • Some experience in a similar role in reviewing competitor information and analysing data and presenting findings via reports and presentations for all levels of the business

  • Previous buying experience which must include negotiated terms contracts, understanding promotional calendars and forecasting/planning tools

  • Some experience of sourcing new business opportunities

  • Some experience of project work

  • Previous negotiation experience

  • Ability to manage and motivate a small team

  • Advance level Microsoft 2010 Excel

  • Intermediate level Microsoft 2010 PowerPoint