Buyer – Large Electricals (Home Appliances)
Job descriptionWhat's the role about?
We have an opportunity for a highly experienced Buyer to join our Large Electrical (Home Appliances) team on a permanent contract. You will be responsible for planning and buying the best range for customers within your categories. You will lead the product assortment and end to end customer proposition, ensuring it delivers a highly commercial, customer-focussed assortment that delivers agreed KPIs including: sales, profit, stock, and achieving required customer metrics and hit rates.
What will you be doing?
As a Buyer, you will be responsible for buying a product assortment of high strategic importance and complexity: Working at-pace to optimise and capitalise on market trends to create a competitively advantageous product range - to potentialise outcomes for both our customers, and your category. You will develop and buy market leading branded and own brand ranges - managing the end-to-end product lifecycle from launch to exit.
You will influence, build and maintain strong relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, such as Suppliers, Global Brands and external teams - using your adept negotiation skills and experience to effectively manage supplier relationships and negotiate terms and exclusivities. Responsible for all commercial negotiations inclusive of marketing funds.
As a Buyer, you will work with your Merchandiser to analyse commercial input from market data from all channels to develop a category assortment with a competitive pricing, prepare and share a standardised range plan for our Central Operations Team and obtain sign-offs of product ranges - complying with our critical path requirements.
Working collaboratively with a range of specialist functions such as Product Technology and Sourcing, across multi-product areas to develop and plan ranges and sourcing strategies for your product assortment: Delivering margin targets whilst ensuring compliance with our Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and other legal requirements.
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What you'll have:
- Extensive experience within Buying; product development, range building and supplier negotiation brand management
- A proven ability to manage and influence stakeholder relationships
- Proven ability to manage complex product assortments
- A proven commercial acumen
- A keen interest in Large Electrical (Home Appliances) and an understanding of its market.
We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early .
The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.
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