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Job Title: Buying Manager/Category Manager
Location: Kensington
Salary: Up to GBP50,000 per annum
Role: Permanent

OVERVIEW

Our retail client specialises in supplying the healthiest products on the high street, and...
Job Title: Buying Manager/Category Manager
Location: Kensington
Salary: Up to GBP50,000 per annum
Role: Permanent

OVERVIEW

Our retail client specialises in supplying the healthiest products on the high street, and a true market leader in their field. They have a strong commitment to training and developing their staff and where possible seek to promote from within and offer fantastic opportunities for future progression allowing individuals to forge successful careers. Due to continued success our client is seeking talented individuals who can make a significant impact on sales and contribute to their current Health and Beauty Buying teams. They are offering a rare opportunity to join their international retail brand.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

- You will need to be highly motivated, commercially driven and results orientated. This is a very high profile role where you will be able to develop your career further
- Strong negotiation experience is essential as you will be negotiation pricing deals with suppliers
- Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate and influence key stakeholders
- Hands on with a passion for detail and strong analytical skills
- As a Buying Manager you should have experience of developing strategy and business planning
- Strong Marketing and communication skills alongside relevant experience in order to raise the profile of the category externally
- You will need to be creative with strong idea generation and be innovative in leading the pipeline of business
- The role requires a positive team player who can lead cross functional teams and be able to make decisions on projects and initiatives
- Ideally having experience working within the food or FMCG sector

THE ROLE - KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

- Monitoring category trends and defining how the category will meet its business aspirations as well as developing new business opportunities
- You must have the ability to see the overall bigger picture of the business. You will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing strategy, positioning of product and trends
- You will be working closely with sales to challenge and implement promotional plans to regenerate results
- Working in partnership with the Retail Merchandising team, agreeing the merchandising strategy to ensure sales, margins, stock budgets and forecasts are achieved
- You will work closely with the Head of Buying to develop strategic marketing plans and oversee purchasing initiatives to support retail objectives
- You will be responsible for developing and leading a team of Buyers and Purchasing Assistants
- Manage and review pricing, ensuring pricing that is competitive and maximises profitability

ABOUT US

This role is being handled by McCarthy Recruitment, award winning specialist retail and HR recruitment consultancy covering the whole of the UK. McCarthy is like no other recruitment agency you will have worked with, our difference is our commitment to providing a professional and personalised recruitment service of the highest quality.

We provide our candidates with a consultative, honest, high quality and efficient service which develops long term relationships ensuring we become the preferred consultancy for all our clients and candidates. We pride ourselves on understanding people - we are real, we get to the real you and we will get you real results. But then, put simply - It`s the way we work.

McCarthy Recruitment is retained and exclusive on this assignment .

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Apply for this role now or find us online at:

- Web:mccarthyrecruitment.com
- Facebook:facebook.com/McCarthyRecruitment
- Twitter:twitter.com/UKRetailCareers
- Linked-In:linkedin.com/company/mccarthy-recruitment
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