Job Title: Senior Buyer
Date Revised: September 2021
Reports to: Buying Controller
With a thorough understanding of customer needs, be able to identify and source new products and review existing ranges to ensure a commercially viable assortment which offers quality and value. Protecting Savers’ competitiveness and driving profitable sales is key, as part of delivering the overall commercial strategy.
Working closely with strategic partners within Savers’ supplier base to deliver against customer-centric product plans on key categories within the business.
Strategically develop, implement and deliver category plans including range reviews, promotions, pricing and stock management that are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financial objectives.
Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing promotion plans and strategies that are relevant to category. Adhere to legislation and brand guidelines, and clearly and effectively communicate with the customer, driving footfall and profitable sales.
Work closely with the Marketing and Online team to deliver exciting customer stories through social media and www.savers.co.uk
Review and evaluate the effectiveness of promotions, taking appropriate action where necessary, and sharing best practice with peers and other stakeholders. Critically analysing promotions and commercial plans, and applying learnings in future.
Working in partnership with the Merchandising team, agree merchandising strategy that drives and delivers right range in the right store; ensuring availability in store; and control of slow moving stock.
Identify and implement new product opportunities that are competitively priced, commercially viable and meet customer needs, driving sales and profitability.
Manage and review pricing in order to maximise profitability, ensuring Savers is competitive. Operate within Company pricing strategy.
Working in conjunction with the Supply Chain team, ensure base sales and promotional forecasts are adhered to, whilst maintaining in-store availability to meet the customers needs.
Develop effective internal working relationships with cross functional team members to support and enhance category objectives and performance
Develop, build and maintain effective external relationships to enhance the Savers proposition and meet customer needs.
Adopt appropriate negotiation strategies to attain the best terms for the category and the business.
Utilise and continually develop expert knowledge in category products, competitors and market activity to deliver increased category performance objectives.
Manage and deliver projects as and when required.
Take responsibility for own personal and professional development.
Commercially sound with excellent ability to understand and interpret market information
Strong analytical and numerical skills
Ability to influence and negotiate at all levels
Strong interpersonal skills
Project Management - planning and organisation skills
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent communication skills: written and verbal, including presentations
Confident and Energetic
Adaptable and flexible in approach
Ability to work under pressure and to deadline
Good PC and software skills
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