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Head of Retail Buying - General Merchandise

Ref: : BBBH511 (Fenwick Consulting Ltd)
Location: :

Edinburgh - Scotland

Rate: £65K to £85K (Permanent) + £Competitive plus car and bens
Industries: Retail
Functional Areas: Purchasing / Supply Chain

This is superb new opportunity for a senior level retail buying and category management professional with a solid background in sourcing and managing the home living and leisure category.

The successful candidate will take the lead in the development of the general merchandise strategy and vision and will influence category development including range, space and merchandising plans to drive growth in footfall, sales and profit.

Key accountabilities:

Providing clear commercial leadership across the category.
Producing category analysis, recommendations and advice based on advanced data analysis.
Generating ideas to drive growth or address performance issues across the category.
Driving down costs and maximising return across the category.
Taking a lead on Supplier Relationship Management across the category.
Providing clear leadership to the Buying and Merchandising team.

About you:

Significant experience in multi-site retail at senior level
Far-East sourcing experience
Expert in the home and leisure category
Accurate and detail oriented with exceptional communication, negotiation and influencing skills
Team player who is creative, open minded, methodical and passionate about their role

On offer

A competitive salary along with a number of additional benefits including 33 days annual leave, Car allowance, Company contributed pension scheme, Bonus (discretionary), Generous Staff Discount, Life Assurance.

About our client

Established retail group with a national presence who are in an exciting growth phase. This would be an ideal time to join.

Do you thrive on being part of a successful team that consistently delivers, flourishing in a busy, fast-paced environment?

Then we want to hear from you.

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