This industry leading supplier & wholesaler dealing with reputable trade customers and businesses is looking for an Assistant Buyer to be part of their commercial trading team to support their 25 stores & Online trade.
The role of the Assistant Buyer will include the following responsibilities:
Working alongside the Buying Manager to ensure maximum profitability.
Negotiation of terms including agreements, volumes & costs to managing margins within the category.
Gaining or increasing your knowledge of the Health & Beauty market.
Monitoring stock holdings of relevant suppliers.
Have range planning experience for the wholesale market and working in collaboration with the Merchandisers
Stay abreast of the competitors' activities within Health & Beauty including Trends, seasonal etc
Taking management responsibility in the absence of the Buying Manager
The ideal candidate for this role will have the following qualifications:
Proven experience of managing the buying process at an Assistant Buyer or Senior Assistant Buyer level within a retail or wholesale background.
Health & Beauty is ideally however other backgrounds will be consider!
Pace & commerciality is key
Interest in the Beauty sector
Knowledge of the complete buying process & have excellent relationship-building internally and externally and strong negotiation skills.
This is a desirable position with the opportunity to join this reputable business due to increase market share and to assist in their commercial buying function. The position offers great pension benefits, staff discount and working conditions and is in a lovely part of the south coast! If you believe that you fit the profile of this position please apply with your up to date CV quoting the reference Q100896.
We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.
Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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