Buyer

Location UK / Newtownabbey Area

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1391815

 Job Description

Chain Reaction Cycles are looking for a Buyer with great relationship building skills to join our Hard Goods team in Belfast on a permanent basis. From our Buying Assistants to our Buying Managers, everyone is instrumental in delivering amazing ranges and working collaboratively to achieve this.

Chain Reaction Cycles are looking for a Buyer with great relationship building skills to join our Hard Goods team in Belfast on a permanent basis. From our Buying Assistants to our Buying Managers, everyone is instrumental in delivering amazing ranges and working collaboratively to achieve this. 

Think you’ve got what it takes? Please read on…

What will you be doing?

 

  • Take the lead in Buying for assigned category within a multi-million pound Buying & Merchandising Department.
  • Monitor sales and margin performance, identify variances against budget and implement resulting actions.
  • Developing and execute range strategy for category in conjunction with the merchandising team
  • Creating and delivering a well thought out marketing calendar for the year and driving this cross-functionally within the business
  • Skilled negotiator to achieve the most competitive commercial terms
  • Build and maintain exemplary supplier relationships – nurturing and developing these along the way
  • Continually assessing the retail market, knowing what the competition is offering and remaining one step ahead

 Who are we looking for?

  • Experience within a multimillion-pound buying/merchandising department
  • Third level qualification, minimum grade 2:2 –business related or relevant experience
  • Experience of E commerce business practices.
  • Team player who is creative, open-minded, methodical and passionate about their role
  • This is an autonomous role and requires someone with gravitas to lead team and drive sales
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and the ability to manipulate data and present it in varied, clear and concise formats. Working knowledge of Vlookup’s and Pivot tables.
  • Knowledge of the sports / cycle industry would be ideal but not essential
  • Accurate and detail oriented with exceptional communication, negotiation and influencing skills

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