Junior Buyer (Purchasing, New Product Development, NPD) SMIF84396

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Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Salary circa £24,000 - £26,000 plus Benefits
Posted
27 Jun 2019
Closes
25 Jul 2019
Ref
SMIF84396
Sectors
Procurement
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a global business with a family heritage. The company supplies over 10,000 products covering fancy dress, wigs and make up through a network of independent retailers, wholesale, national accounts and direct to consumer through a strong web presence. They have a fantastic team environment where hard work and innovation are central to their way of working.

They're looking for a Junior Buyer (Fixer term contract to cover Maternity leave) to join their New Product Development team, to be a fundamental part of their growth plans and to complement their existing team.

They have a strong NPD team who work closely to support each other in delivering a great product range for the business.

Assisting the Senior Buyer and Buyers in managing the existing products within categories / themes, and overseeing categories to ensure relevance and value, you will support the review of sales and margins within ranges to manage out obsolete products and replace with product with sustainable profit margins with a target 3-year lifecycle. 

You must also assist in the new product development of costumes and accessories – through market and sales research, sourcing, and negotiating competitive prices and minimum order quantities to ensure Smiffy’s competitive advantage in the market and prepare new lines for selection at range reviews to achieve profitable growth and achieve company deadlines.

Numerate and able to calculate profit margin, you will be solution focused and a willing member of our New Product Development team with a genuine interest in product and experience within fashion or dress-up; ideally with some experience in a buying capacity.  Good communication skills are essential, and you must be able to multitask and work under pressure.

Benefits: 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and your birthday day off, contributory pension but more than anything, a chance to work in a fast paced, creative and fun environment

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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