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Vacancies.

Homewares Buyer

Location:

Leeds, UK

Type of Job:

Full Time Permanent

Published By:

LL/MB15711

Published Date:

18 May 2022, 09:39:00

Business skills required.

o Leadership skills
o Good communication & interpersonal skills
o Excellent influencing skills
o Strong planning and organisational skills.
o Negotiation skills
o Creative flair
o Analytical/organisational skills

Benefits

About us

Address

Leeds, UK

About the job

Principal Missions
" To ensure our knowledge of competitors and market trends is used to define ranges and identify new opportunities for sales growth including with wholesale customers
" Work with design to develop quality in house designed ranges.
" Arrange and manage supplier meetings to develop / source products and negotiate prices to achieve overall GM% targets.
" Deliver on plans agreed at range control meetings
" To manage Ab to Ensure of all style details are loaded onto the system with 100% accuracy.
" Negotiate all initial orders in line with forecasts and agreed minimum quantities ensuring delivery dates prelaunch will be achieved.
" Provide information to creative for photography and catalogue production and work with photography studio on budgets and delivery of brief.
" Check catalogue layouts/ pages ensuring complete accuracy.

Main activities
" Writing reports for range control and selection meetings to articulate your ideas using internal data.
" Complete analysis of market and competitor trends and present findings giving proposals for future range development.
" Brief new product developments to relevant suppliers.
" Conduct supplier meetings/communication- negotiating prices, minimum quantities, and lead times ensuring an up to date log are kept of all agreements.
" Conduct the range finalisation meetings - with samples and pricing available on all products
" Suggest and agree on all product and colour names.
" Agree on all selling prices to meet overall margin targets
" Request all photographic samples ensuring complete by due dates
" Ensure all product set-up is complete and 100% accurate.
" Negotiate initial orders in line with forecasts and agreed percentages, ensuring suppliers are fully aware of all conditions.
" Be aware of all stock availability issues in season( current and future ) and chase suppliers on any major issues to maximise stock availability at all times. Including chasing when we are having difficulties placing repeat buys (due to unacceptable quantities or lead times.)
" Provide detailed brief to creative for all mailings covering all required product and layout details
" Check all layouts/ artwork for complete accuracy.
" Proactively manage the inclusion of styles / SKUs in mailings/emails etc to maximise sales and stock availability and minimise surplus stocks.
" Develop second/alternative sources as required

At A for Appointments, we are committed to equal opportunities for everyone. We embrace diversity and believe that a balanced, inclusive workforce is crucial to our business. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or bullying towards any candidates or employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Requirements

Business skills required.

o Leadership skills
o Good communication & interpersonal skills
o Excellent influencing skills
o Strong planning and organisational skills.
o Negotiation skills
o Creative flair
o Analytical/organisational skills

Benefits

What they offer:
" Competitive salary
" Fun fast-paced working environment!
" Strong team ethos.
" Stakeholder pension scheme.
" Life insurance.
" Up to 60% discount on new ranges.
" An extra day's holiday for your birthday.
" £100 welcome voucher to spend on products when you join.
" Free onsite parking
" Free fruit (or pie!) on Thursdays!
" 2 fantastic staff parties a year
" Free thinking encouraged.

Leeds

Address

Leeds, UK