Retail Buying Manager

  • Location

    Surrey, England

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  • Salary:

    Up to £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Inside Out Purchasing & Supply

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  • Duration:

    Ongoing (Perm)

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Inside Out Purchasing & Supply has been engaged to recruit a Retail Buying Manager for a leading business in their field. Ideally you will have experience of managing a small team and have experience of New Product Development. Our client is not being category specific as they are open to people with different areas of expertise whether it be Food, Drink, Health & Beauty, Electronics and so on.

The Role :

* Inspires & develops the team to deliver the Supplier and Sourcing goals and objectives
* Owns and delivers succession planning in order to develop a high performing team
* Creates and develops Sourcing and Commercial Strategy
* Drives New Product Development and innovation across all categories
* Identities key internal and cross-functional/external stakeholders and sets a strategy to manage them to enable the dept's commercial and product strategies to be realized
* Keeps stakeholders informed of progress to ensure continued engagement and support
* Provides support for the Buying Team relating to supplier management, negotiation, strategic sourcing and trading risks
* Maintains high level relationships with key suppliers to support the delivery of commercial and product/category objectives
* Establish and develops the annual budgets in order to meet the Department targets
* Develops, implements and reviews comprehensive project plans that meets the agreed scope, milestones and budget
* Ensures all stakeholders and risks are managed effectively
* Ensures contractual requirements are in place and protected by appropriate terms and agreements