Senior Buyer / Category Manager
Commercial

Senior Buyer / Category Manager

Full Time

£35,000 - £40,000

We are looking for an experienced Senior Buyer/Category Manager to join our family, you will be contributing significantly to our Commercial Department in a key role focused on delivering our product growth plans and diversifying our portfolio with your own category knowledge and expertise.

You will be free to make the role your own, without being pigeon holed into certain categories, we want to know what you can bring to us. 

We are looking for someone to think outside the box with all ideas considered.As well as ensuring short term success and profitability, you will need to be able to forecast what the market will look like in 12-18 months time and what products will be popular. 

If this sounds like you, come and join a fast paced, dynamic and highly ambitious organisation. 

We are particularly keen to hear from you if you can bring your knowledge of a category we could introduce inline with our current portfolio, this could be anything from pet supplies, accessories, health and beauty to name but a few - we’re open to look at new ideas and are excited to hear what you could bring.

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Day to Day Job

  • Contribute to the businesses product diversification objective by onboarding new suppliers and vendors for a new or existing category

  • Have a good market understanding, ensuring we remain competitive by continually analysing products, competition, and customers

  • Negotiation of all trading terms, these include payment terms, trade pricing, discount structures/rebates, and promotional and marketing support

  • Ensure products assets are available and meet set standards

  • Forecasting sales

  • Manage stock levels in line with the businesses KPIs

  • The setting of sales and profit targets

  • Report monthly performance against agreed sales and profit targets, taking decisive action to ensure these stay on track

  • Nurture and build long term relationships with vendors and suppliers

  • Motivate, lead and support the category team

  • Work with our Digital marketing team to organise and set-up promotions and clear EOL lines

  • Support our customer relation team with technical and product knowledge, helping them answer category related questions

Desired Skills

<div> <ul> <li> <p> Commercially focused with a good understanding of P&L </p> </li>

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    Highly motivated and results driven
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</li>

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    A proven record of buying and category management at a high level
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</li>

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    A high level of negotiation skills
  </p>
</li>

<li>
  <p>
    Proven development of long term supplier / vendor relationships
  </p>
</li>

<li>
  <p>
    Strong team management and leadership skills
  </p>
</li>

<li>
  <p>
    Excellent communication skills
  </p>
</li>

<li>
  <p>
    High level of organisational skills
  </p>
</li>

<li>
  <p>
    Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  </p>
</li>

<li>
  <p>
    Ideally worked in or understands eCommerce (although not essential)
  </p>
</li>

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Benefits

  • On top of a competitive salary, we have a great bonus scheme available to all full-time employees, driven by your performance and discussed in your monthly one-to-one meeting with your line manager

  • A 20% staff discount available across the products we sell, ranging from the newest video games, board games and collectables, to technology, clothing and home and garden products

  • Modern facilities including free parking, free hot drinks (tea, coffee and hot chocolate), free fresh fruit and a cool chill out room kitted with the latest games, consoles and Netflix. We’re located right next to a KFC, McDonalds and Costa if that’s your cup of tea!

  • 22 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays) and an incremental holiday allowance, with an extra day at 3 years service, another at 4, and another at 5

  • Staff events throughout the year and an amazing Xmas party

  • Most importantly, we offer truck loads of job satisfaction

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