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Senior Buyer


  • Salary: £30 - 38,000
  • Location: Telford
  • Contract: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role within the buying team for an award-winning, fast growing e-commerce business. Reporting to the Head of Buying, the Senior Buyer will also share responsibility for coaching junior members of the team. The Senior Buyer will be a driving force in rapidly growing the company to a thriving global brand. Promoting a culture where everyone’s voice is heard, the Senior Buyer will be working in a fast-paced progressive environment with a talented team. In return, the Senior Buyer will receive a competitive salary and benefits package.
This is a hands-on role for a bright and talented individual to join a market-leading online retailer. The Senior Buyer will be driven to succeed, have a proven track record in delivering results, with at least 3 years’ retail buying experience and exceptional project management skills.
Key Responsibilities:

Sourcing new products from US, China, Europe and the Middle East
Investigating new overseas markets and exploring opportunities
Negotiating prices, delivery and schedules
Managing a junior team
Coaching the team and developing their skills
Delivering consistent results
Working on multiple projects simultaneously

Essential Skills:

A minimum of 3 years as a Buyer for small and large companies – online retail experience is desirable
A high degree of numeracy and literacy
Demonstrable ability to successfully manage a team
Strong understanding of sourcing products worldwide
Confident with MS Excel
Accuracy and a keen eye for detail
Proficient negotiator
Meticulous attention to detail
Skilled multi-tasker
Proven leadership skills

KEYWORDS: Buying, purchasing, negotiation, contracts
Unfortunately due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 48 hours, please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.
We are acting on behalf of the client as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
We are an equal opportunities agency and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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