With the Football World Cup 2018 event next year; this is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Assistant Buyer to shine and progress into a future Buyer, whilst developing important commercial skills in a high profile category.
The Home AV category has an annual turnover of £70m, with buying ownership of the full category and is part of the wider Vision team covering TVs.
This role has the opportunity to buy branded Home AV working with partners like Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Amazon and Google, along with buying own brand and attending sourcing trips to the Far East.
As an Assistant Buyer your main responsibilities will be:
Shaping and implementing the strategic direction and financial plans for your range
Own brand product development
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
Acting with pace in a structured and organised manner
Putting customers at the heart of your decisions
Innovative, adaptive, enquiring and challenging mind