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    £40000 - £45000 per annum

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    Billy Lamond

Buyer I E-Commerce I £45,000 I East London I Partial Remote Working

A VC backed E-commerce start-up are looking for an ambitious and entrepreneurial Buyer to be part to their expanding buying team. Based in London, the business experienced rapid growth in 2020/ 2021 and this position will form part of the company's continuing growth plan.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a well-rounded Buyer or Junior Buyer to have genuine impact in developing their category and influencing product ranges. Reporting straight into the Head of Buying, the Buyer will perform all buying activities for their category/ subcategories and will need to be a self-starter who thrives in taking the initiative to drive buying success. The ideal candidate will have well rounded experience in a buying role in a Retail or FMCG environment. Experience within cosmetics, snacks and confectionaries, and cleaning and bathroom products is particularly welcomed.

Responsibilities of the Buyer

  • Take ownership of allotted categories, carrying out regular range reviews to find areas of improvement and introduce innovative new products
  • Manage margin and product levels for category
  • Maintain strong supplier relationships in order to negotiate lower costs, produce promotional plans and deliver joint growth targets
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of the market and competitors in product areas through market research and management of customer feedback and buying information
  • Work internally to build strong stakeholder relations and maintain strong communication between buying and other departments

Experience and skills

  • Proven experience in a similar role ideally in a retail environment
  • Experience in snacks/ confectionery, soft drinks, home, cosmetics, and kitchen and bathroom products highly prized
  • Strong understanding of how to manage a product range

What you get

  • £40,000 - £45,000 salary
  • 25% company discount
  • Frequent team lunches and social events
  • Remote working opportunity