Senior Buyer

Posted 07/01/2022 by Purchasing Professionals

Liverpool, Merseyside
£60,000 - £65,000/annum Car Allowance

My client, a successful consumer brand near Liverpool is recruiting an experienced Senior Buyer to join their dynamic, forward thinking buying team. If you have extensive buying experience at strategic level within a consumer product environment, experience of managing a large team, then please get in touch!

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting into MD, you will source existing and develop new products, in order to ensure continuing market share.

Identification of potential product to bring to market  

Negotiating for best price point

Ensure product packing design is in process and lead times are adhered to

Provide relevant information for compliance, purchase and marketing to set up new items on the system

Check duty structure and import restrictions

Plan the logistics of the item

Decide sale price and inform relevant departments

Manage order quantity for the first order and then subsequent orders

Arrange samples of pre-production to approve quality and artwork

Arrange inspections if needed before shipment

Finalise financial terms and arrange deposit if needed

Liaise with purchase team to control the stock

Liaise with finance team to arrange payment for all suppliers

Working with couple of big accounts to promote certain category i.e. Laundry, Bins, etc.

Accountability for exceeding KPIs – Sales, Margins, LFLs

Managing a large buying team

Setting range review objectives for each category

Skills Required:

Educated to A level/Degree level

Must have extensive experience working in a Senior Buyer role within a consumer product environment – essential

Experience working with consumer products is essential 

Exposure of Houseware/Gift market is desirable

Understanding & experience with Far East & Indian manufacturers is key

Able to negotiate high value contracts/purchases

In-depth knowledge and understanding of the import/export process and lead times

Commercial awareness & able to keep up to date/ahead of UK trends in relevant sectors

Professional with commercial acumen to analyse ranges and identify gaps in market

Willing to travel on a regular basis and prepared to spend time away from home & abroad when safe to do so

Experience of MS Office to an intermediary level

Knowledge of Microsoft Navision is desirable

Experience across online platforms is important

Team management 

Salary up to £65k (depending on experience, negotiable) + Car Allowance, 22 days holiday + bank holidays, pension, flexible working hours/remote working tbc, office based hours 8.30am-5pm Monday-Friday.

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