Assistant Buyer Cycles

Holberrow Green
01 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Buyer - Cycle Republic

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Cycle Republic buying team.

About The Role

This exciting Assistant Buyer role encompasses range selection and product management of our multi-channel product offering. You must be able to demonstrate a good degree of analytical and numerical ability, as well as a strong commercial awareness. The ranges you will buy will be exactly what our customer’s want and will help to define Cycle Republic as we challenge and grow our market share.

We are looking for a creative thinker who can work with our suppliers and Buyers to develop market-leading, exclusive and differentiated products. To be successful in this role you will:

•Support the Buyer in managing a broad range of Cycling product across branded categories

•Understand the Cycle Republic customer and build ranges and a product strategy that meets these needs and requirements

•Identify gaps and opportunities and propose range enhancements

•Support the buyer in completing timely range reviews

•Use competitor and customer research to identify ranging opportunities

•Monitor sales and margin performance of the category and drive key KPIs of sales, £m, %m, rebates and contributions

•Support the buyer in supplier negotiations and supplier management

•Successfully engage with our customers both in store and online through packaging, point of sale, copy, communications and launch documents

•Capture data for the timely set-up of products

•Manage administrative requirements to ensure timely and correct R&Cs claims

•Build strong working relationships with the supply, quality, brand, digital and marketing teams

•Proactively drive self-development with line manager using the performance development system

About You

To be successful within this role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following experience, skills and attributes;

•A highly motivated individual with a passion for retail who will thrive in a fast paced environment

•Customer focussed

•A proven team player

•Demonstrate the ability to work cross functionally within a business

•Good communication and analytical skills

•Previous experience within Retail Buying and cycle industry preferable

About Us

Cycle Republic is growing into one of the UK’s most exciting and largest specialist cycling retailers. With 16 stores (4 more opening in 2017) and fully transactional website Cycle republic is leading the way in multi-channel service.

Join us and you’ll be responsible for identifying and developing new supplier opportunities and working with us to maintain our strong market position.

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