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Assistant Buyer

An excellent opportunity for someone looking for a great launch into their buying career, ideally some retail experience would be great but not essential

We currently have an exciting position for an Assistant Buyer to join our Savers Home, Health & Beauty team based in our Head Office in Dunstable. This is a fast paced, innovative environment and we are looking for a pro-active, motivated and commercially aware individual.

In this position you will be responsible for supporting the Household Category Manager to drive sales and ensure maximum profitability for this key household category. In return, you will become part of an energetic team working alongside our skilled and experienced buyers.

What you’ll be doing:
Responsibility of selected suppliers and sub categories of Household with regards to sales, margin, income and joint business plans
Build and maintain strong relationships with given suppliers to drive sales and total profitability
Improving margin through generating income and working through cost price negotiations
Work with the supply chain team to ensure all lines are delivered on time and in full
Undertaking of in depth analysis of sales and margin to understand the trading position
Generating new ideas, understanding market trends and new brands to continue to grow and innovate the category
Leading projects to trial new concepts in store
Supporting Category manager on all aspects of admin work

What we are looking for:
Articulate and engaging communication style
Entrepreneurial and very creative
Ability to interact cross functionally and manage expectations
Commercial acumen with excellent numerical and analytical capability
Confidence to challenge, influence and persuade suppliers
Excellent IT literacy including Excel and the ability to pick up bespoke systems quickly
Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally within a business or retail-related discipline would prove advantageous

Location

Unit 1 Prologis Park,Arenson Way,DUNSTABLE,LU5 4RZ

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