Junior Buyer - Sports Nutrition

Recruiter
Holland & Barrett
Location
Nuneaton
Posted
13 Feb 2019
Closes
22 Feb 2019
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Junior Buyer - Sports Nutrition Job Type: Permanent Location: Nuneaton Hours: 37.5 Salary: £Competitive plus Benefits The Role We have a great opportunity for a Junior Buyer to join our Buying Team at Holland & Barrett International, based in our Store Support Centre in Nuneaton, near Coventry (CV10 7RH). As an Junior Buyer working on the Sports Nutrition Category you will report to one of the Category Managers for Sports Nutrition, and will own the product management process of a specialist, market leading retailer – from the drawing board into our customers' hands. The successful candidate will be highly driven and tenacious with experience in retail buying. You will be responsible for developing the buying strategy for your growing product areas, and will source and develop product ranges which satisfy our customers' requirements, whilst achieving our company objectives. By confidently using your influencing and negotiating skills, both with our supplier base and internally, you'll work strategically to make sure we deliver customer-centric ranges and promotions that meet our financial targets Main Responsibilities * Continuously reviewing current Category performance and the market place, to ensure you understand how your area is currently trading, and how you can build on this to deliver profitable growth * Working with the Own-Label Buying and Product Development Teams, and the supplier base, to deliver an innovative and profitable product range to meet anticipated customer demand and improve the commercial performance of the Category * Involvement in supplier negotiations to maximise profitability, ensuring that suppliers meet requirements on margin, marketing support and delivery performance * Delivering promotional trading plans to drive profitable sales growth, including the forecasting of promotional products * Delivering range reviews for your category focussed on meeting the needs of our customers, and delivering profitable growth * Working with the Trade Planning team to maximise the success of promotional activity through accurate sales and product forecasting * Providing information and analysis to assess levels of slow moving & dormant stock and work with the team to clear. Maintain stock at agreed levels for planned activity and to reduce overstocks The Person * Experience of Category Management or Buying * Good negotiation skills and influencing skills * Strong communication and time management skills * Track record of working independently * Ability to build relationships both with suppliers and internal multi-discipline teams * Strong numeracy and analytical ability to find trends and patterns from reports * Experience in using forecasting tools and techniques, ERP software solution and intermediate user of all Microsoft Office tools including Excel * Determined, tenacious and resilient * Optimistic and open-minded to change * Customer focused * Positive, resourceful and an energetic team worker * Driven to continuously improve both yourself and your team's performance The Company Holland & Barrett is one of the nation's most loved and trusted brands, known for offering quality health food, vitamins and supplements all sold by highly trained and qualified advisors. Bucking the current trend of high street retailers, we forecast significant growth and expansion plans in the coming years, with considerable investment going into all areas of the business. We certainly embrace change and drive speed in everything we do. Every day presents a different challenge, but every day is also filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation. Join us and see how far you can go…

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