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Retail Buyer and Category Manager

Ref: 920427

  • €50,000 - €52,000
  • 03 Jan 2019
  • Cork (North)
  • Perm

This globally renowned AgriBusiness has retained Brightwater Specialist Recruitment to source an experienced Retail Buyer and Category Manager for a role based at their brand new offices in North Co. Cork. As a senior member of the purchasing team you will responsible for key category range and availability of across an established and profitable retail estate in excess of 30 stores ranging in size.

The Job

- Sourcing of new suppliers, products and alternative supply chain arrangements - Negotiating and closing supply contracts, - Order creation, price and product file maintenance - Supplier Relationship Management - Market benchmarking covering price comparison, competitor tracking, market trend analysis, price setting - Business Communication\Reporting - Margin Improvement - Monitor and implement procedures, policy and controls throughout the order to sale process for assigned categories - Stock Management ensuring all risks and costs regarding damaged stock, slow-moving stock and seasonal stock are minimised - Budgeting and Planning - Managing plans for stock levels

The Requirements

- Demonstrate an understanding of Retail buying and the underlying processes across the full remit of the role - Strong Business Acumen and commercially aware - Demonstrate a high level of negotiation skills with a proven track record on commercial sourcing - Have experience into the product category management function and work to increase sales through effective category/space management practices. - Have experience in range & option planning - category review process - Knowledge of the product range in respective categories - Proven track record of strong organisational skills, ability to prioritise tasks and focus on and meet task deadlines. - Customer focused with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills - Ability to work to stock budgets whilst delivering Sales and Margin budgets. Flexible, self-motivated with a resilient with a ‘can do’ attitude. Candidates who wish to discuss this and other similar opportunities should forward a copy of their current CV to Andrew Rowley via the link below.