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Assistant Buyer - Commercial Development

Have experience within a category buying Drones? We are on the look out for enthusiastic individuals with a background in Drone buying to join the team. Working for our Commercial Development category, supporting the Buyers and Buying Manager to help develop and grow this business area. Your invaluable experience could play a vital part in this areas success...

Have a passion for thinking outside of the box and want near enough free reign on category development? In Com Dev, no idea is thrown off without reason. Unlike other categories, as an Assistant Buyer you will have freedom to put your own stamp where you may not usually.

This role is a perfect opportunity for existing Assistant Buyers to grow and progress, as you will be expected to manage a large budget, giving you all the skills you'll need to become a Buyer.

As an Assistant Buyer, having accountability for your own range, with the support of the Buyer, you will manage every aspect of buying a category; making ranging decisions, reporting sales, managing supplier relationships, promotional planning, and much more! You will be fully responsible for our promotional programme and negotiating deals worth tens of millions of pounds on a daily basis. Your relationship building skills will be put to the test as you strive to achieve results with both suppliers and internal functions such as marketing, online and supply.

As an Assistant Buyer your main responsibilities will be:

Shaping and implementing the strategic direction and financial plans for your range
Delivering promotions and ranges to your target customers
Negotiating with your suppliers whilst creating sustainable partnerships
Planning and executing the sourcing of both domestic and non UK products
Monitoring and driving sales through targeted promotional activity

As an Assistant Buyer your skills & experience will ideally include:

Buying within retail
International sourcing experience
Sound commercial acumen
Using complex data to analyse forecasts and sales figures
Setting commercially viable margins
Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
Putting customers at the heart of your decisions

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