Senior Buyer - Homeware, DIY, Gardening, Home Fragrance & Seasonal

Posted 23/05/2024 by Elevation Recruitment Group

£50,000 - £57,000/annum Bonus, Pension, Holiday

Senior Buyer

Since 2009, United Brands has been a powerhouse in the wholesale trading arena, renowned for sourcing and distributing leading Branded Products. With a visionary team boasting over 40 years of combined experience, they’ve ascended to become global leaders in the discount supplier industry.

Specialising in end-of-line, closeouts, and clearance products from top-quality brands, United Brands offers an unparalleled range across all home categories. From Homeware to DIY & Storage, Garden essentials to Home Fragrance, their inventory spans Gifting, Toiletries & Household, Kitchen essentials, Cookware, and much more.

At United Brands, integrity is their cornerstone. Their dedicated team ensures a tailored experience for every client, prioritising transparent communication and a seamless process from start to finish. With a focus on discretion, logistics support, and unwavering commitment to financial transparency, they guarantee an exceptional level of service for both suppliers and customers alike.

As part of the team, you'll have the opportunity to work with some of the world's most recognisable brands and gain exposure to a constantly growing selection of high-quality goods.

Whether you're a seasoned Buyer or Senior Buyer. United Brands invites you to be part of the success story. Take the next step in your career and join a company that values innovation, integrity, and excellence. Apply today with Elevation Recruitment Group, United Brands recruitment partner and unlock your potential with United Brands!

Senior Buyer – Homeware, DIY & Gardening, Home Fragrance & Seasonal c£50k

Sourcing Buyer x 2 – Homeware, DIY & Gardening, Home Fragrance & Seasonal £30k

As a Senior Buyer your primary responsibility will be to build on the existing supplier relationships and source stock from new suppliers & manufacturers of national and international household brands.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a commercially minded Buyer who wants to drive their earning potential by forging long term, commercial relationships and ensure competitive pricing to drive revenue.

A background in products from gifting, furnishings, gardening, outdoor, accessories, homeware, seasonal products, and DIY, is essential. However, it's the person that really matters. The company are wanting you to seize the opportunity to be yourself and grow in an environment where that empowers entrepreneurialism.

The Senior Buyer is a unique role to Buying, taking on a more traditional approach of building new relationships with suppliers to secure supply. No one day will be the same! Here’s what you can expect;


  • Work with the owners to drive the P&L and own the profit centre.
  • Directly reporting into the Owners you'll be an integral part of the business to grow its' product offering to customers and overall turnover.
  • Cold calling is a form of sourcing solicitation, new suppliers who've never interacted with the United Brands will be integral to building new product supply. It generally refers to visiting trade fairs & exhibitions, phone-based conversations, networking and meeting sales management with leading brands.
  • Full responsibility of key accounts with suppliers from Global supply chains. Developing new and existing relationship
  • Interface with Senior Directors to Middle management to secure product.
  • Researching and identifying product opportunities across new supply routes to purchase clearance products, partnering with major brand manufacturers for new business.
  • Attend Domestic and International exhibitions and trade fairs.
  • Seek to drive your relationships with manufacturers and other suppliers of brand products.
  • Be a commercial lead for the business.

To be successful in this role, these are the key attributes and commercial mind-set needed:

  • Experience in stock clearance and/or discount wholesale trade is required.
  • Establishing and maintaining progressive relationships with suppliers.
  • Be a fantastic communicator with strong interpersonal skills and have the confidence to speak to people at different seniority levels.
  • You should understand sales behaviour and be able to consult with suppliers to gain their product at the right price.
  • Develop an understanding of how suppliers work in order to determine who the decision-makers are and have the ability to build a successful relationship and value proposition to meet their and your needs.
  • Make contact and forming productive and profitable relationships.
  • Delivering a service, from the initial conversation, negotiating to inbound of inventory.
  • Have strong negotiation skills with a proven ability to secure competitive prices and favourable terms.
  • High degree of commercial acumen
  • Be a driven, tenuous individual with a will to succeed.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a Stock Clearance and/or Discount Buyer, Clearance Buyer, Senior Buyer, Buying Manager, Trader, Trading Manager, Product Sourcing, Purchaser role
  • Have experience with products from gifting, DIY, garden, homeware, seasonal products.


£50-60k *depending experience

  • Inclusive of Bonus - Realistic first year trading up to £10k Bonus. Expected OTE £70K in your 2nd year, but this is an uncapped bonus structure.
  • Expenses
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of BH – 9-5 Mon-Thurs, Fri Finish at 4pm on Friday Free on-site parking.
  • Pension - Nest
  • International Travel required.
  • Leeds based
  • Senior Buyer – Homeware, DIY & Gardening, Gift, Home Fragrance & Seasonal

Covering all home categories, including Homeware, DIY & Storage, Garden, Home Fragrance, Gifting, Toiletries & Household, Kitchen, Cookware, Plastics, Prep & Store & many more.

Elevation Recruitment Group are handling all applications for United Brands – please feel free to contact us directly. (url removed) or (phone number removed)

Elevation Recruitment Group’s Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions

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