Retail Buyer - eCommerce FMCG Homewares Brand

Location
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Salary
£Excellent Salary Negotiable + Benefits
Posted
11 Jul 2018
Closes
08 Aug 2018
Ref
11546
Sectors
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Retail Buyer - eCommerce FMCG Homewares Brand
Rochdale
£Excellent Salary Negotiable + Benefits

Excellent opportunity for a Retail Buyer to source, purchase and manage products for a B2C eCommerce sales division. We are open to speaking with candidates at all levels.

The Company:


Alfresia Vitinni is a business division within a large, renowned and long-established housewares group. Products we sell include outdoor leisure (Alfresia), Barbecues (Fire Mountain), small domestic appliances (Vitinni) and other homewares. These are sold internationally via our own websites, eBay and Amazon.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Retail Buyer to own and manage the sourcing and purchasing of product lines for this business unit. You’ll be a key player in a small and entrepreneurial team, but part of an international company with nearly 400 employees and offices in Greater Manchester, Germany, France, the USA and China.

Responsibilities:

+ Research, source, purchase and manage all products and materials for online sales channels (including owned websites, Amazon Marketplace and eBay).
+ Source suppliers, negotiate prices, place orders and oversee delivery. Manage supplier relationships.
+ Ensure compliance, oversee testing and manage QA. 
+ Forecast sales, manage stock levels and organise timely replenishment.
+ Identify new sales opportunities and undertake competitor analysis. Increase sales in-line with the agreed growth strategy.
+ Advise on product pricing and margin to deliver optimum sales and profitability.
+ Work with the marketing executive to propose promotions and other opportunities to drive sales and manage stock turnover.
+ Liaise with in-house production teams for stock and timely delivery of own manufactured lines.
+ Manage and, where applicable, produce product information, sales collateral and technical specifications.
+ Analyse and report on sales performance, product returns, efficiency and profitability.

Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes:

+ Several years retail buying experience
+ International trading and purchasing experience (esp China)
+ Strong negotiation and communication skills
+ Commercially aware with strong analytical expertise
+ Exceptional at planning, prioritising, organising and multitasking 
+ Excellent Ms Excel capability and ideally experience of SAP or other enterprise software
+ Self-starter, driven, motivated and hardworking
+ Enthusiastic about international business travel and sourcing opportunities

You may have worked in the following capacities:
FMCG Buyer, Homewares Buyer, Consumer Products Buyer.

Interested? Just Apply Below...

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