Plant Buyer

32000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
16 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Title: Plant Buyer, Camberley

Salary: GBP35,000

We're looking for an experienced Plant Buyer to support our client in Camberley. You will be responsible for managing the plant categories in terms of range offering, pricing, promotional activity, and supplier management in conjunction with the wider team.

Duties will include:

Work closely with Senior stakeholders including the Retail Operations Director and the wider plant buying team to ensure that all plant ranges offered are compelling, appropriate, available and customer focused
Take responsibility for buying and delivering designated categories managing the end to end processes from range planning and supplier sourcing through to annual range launch delivery and working closely with the plant nursery and warehouse logistics
Track all KPI's and continually monitor and evaluate sales and profit figures on a weekly/monthly basis to ensure budgets are being met. Work with the team to propose action where necessary to ensure business financial targets are achieved
Provide ongoing website and competitor analysis, ensuring appropriate pricing, margin, and quality of plants on all sites and identifying gaps and opportunities to drive sales and profitability
Consistently demonstrate insight of competitors, target customers and market dynamics ensuring a good level of specific category and market knowledgeWhat we are looking for:

Good knowledge of Plant buying, ideally with 3+ years' experience
Ideally holds ND qualification in Hardy Nursery stock
Good communication skills
Computer literate (Excel & Word)
Good planning and organisational skills
Ability to work to time pressures in a fast moving and rapidly changing market
Basic level financial awareness and ability to interpret data
Good interpersonal skills - a team player
Driving licenceHuntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK

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