As Senior Buyer, you will source, develop, select, purchase, plan and deliver new lines/ranges to be included within current and client specific product ranges.
My client is a leading brand in the FMCG market.
The duties of the senior buyer include;
- Buying products across several categories.
- Supplier relationship management of current supply partners.
- Sourcing and development of "Own Brand" products by liaising with design studio and specific customers if required.
- Development of licensed product ranges in line with sales demand or specific client briefs.
- Sourcing new suppliers and establishing better deals and improved terms from existing suppliers.
- Conducting factory visits in the Far East to evaluate new/ current suppliers and products
- Negotiating best prices on current lines and new product introductions.
- Ensure delivery of quality goods at the right price and at the right time.
- Ongoing analysis of trends in the market place and identifying changes in demand in order to maximise profits and provide a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices.
- Establishing quantities to purchase of new ranges at launch by liaising with stock planners.
- Keeping abreast of competitor pricing and ranging.
- Ensuring Critical paths and range plans for projects are produced and managed.
- Gathering all product quotes from overseas suppliers and supplying in pricing matrix for Director to consider for sign off.
- Designing product merchandising solutions following brief from specific clients or to complete in house ranges.
- Experience of sourcing and buying.
- Good knowledge of FMCG trade markets.
- Be able to travel overseas when required.
- Good knowledge of general market trends and fashions.
- Be able to work as part of and manage a small team.
- Be able to work to deadlines and to ensure the department all adhere to these.
- Have a flexible attitude to working hours.
- An excellent communicator at all levels.
- A proactive attitude to responsibilities and deadlines.
£25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience.