Junior Buyer - Upholstery

Recruiter
DSB Recruitment
Location
Dartford
Salary
From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
22 Mar 2018
Closes
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JUNIOR BUYER - UPHOLSTERY Role Purpose: As the Junior Buyer for Upholstery you will take ownership of your own product area whilst supporting the Upholstery Buyer with other areas of the category. What we are looking for: As the Junior Buyer, you will have an established background within Upholstery buying either as an established Assistant Buyer or recently appointed Junior Buyer with a flair and passion for product and styling. You will work well independently as well as within a team with a strong leadership and communication skills in order to support Buying, visual merchandising and retail teams. You will be creative, innovative with a highly commercial approach to drive forward the upholstery department to achieve sales targets and margin. You must be a strong negotiator and have the ability to influence those around you whilst creating strong cross functional relationships. Key Responsibilities: Autonomy and management of product selection and range building across the total upholstery department. Maintaining structured price architecture within the product proposition to ensure good, better, best mixes are apportioned correctly. Managing market observations and defining a clear product strategy Enhancing core furniture product ranges in accordance to the look and feel of the established brand strategy Management of range review and sign off presentations to be in line with core furniture departments Negotiation of store display discounting and markdown exit plan costs Margin maintenance by sub department Maximise sales opportunities both instore and online by showcasing of breadth of range Considered and educational product knowledge to be cascaded simply and effectively through to the retail team and consumer. To build and maintain strong internal cross functional relationships throughout the various UK and international sites communicating all areas of change that impacts these departments. Management of service level agreements between both direct and DHD suppliers. Managing store, customer service and quality manager's feedback via Supplier to ensure preventative actions are put in place. What you will need: Previous Buying experience at either Junior Buyer / Product Selector / (Senior) Assistant Buyer level Furniture (ideally upholstery), experience is vital A passion for creative product development and understanding of required quality and compliance expectations Strong analytical skills Excellent communication skills Self-motivation and the ability to work within a high pressured faced paced environment Strong organisational skills Flexibility in regards to travel needs of the business, you will be required to travel through the UK for store visits, with possible European and Far East travel Full UK driving license required due to travel needs within department This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80437961

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