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Buyer- Toys & Technology (Ftc)

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London

Town : LONDON

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Buyer- Toys & Technology (FTC)

Job Introduction

As a buyer you will be responsible for a specific buying area for the business. You will source new brands and product and negotiate the best terms for Selfridges, manage existing brands and work with marketing to drive sales and maximise profitability.

This role is a Fixed term contract, covering a Maternity Leave.

As a Buyer you will:

-Source new brands and product in line with the strategy through knowledge and expertise of the product and market

-Negotiate the best possible terms with suppliers i.e. margin, trade discounts, markdown support

Ensure that Buying decisions are based on a sound commercial framework to drive sales and profits

-Work closely with the Merchandiser to plan the OTB and to monitor and review in season, taking action or making recommendations to the Buying Manager where necessary.

-Be responsible for range planning, working closely with the Merchandiser and Buying Manager

-Manage existing brands through analysis of performance, taking action when necessary and making decision to keep or discontinue within the business

-Work closely with key stakeholders to support the Buying Manager (property, retail ops and VM) on masterplan projects

-Support the Buying Manager on key pop-up activations, and brand launches

-Manage the performance of concession businesses through regular meetings with the concession business and through analysis of their performance, making recommendations to the Buying Manager

-To be responsible for the ordering process within the area, ensuring compliance with all relevant processes

A Bit About You

-Highly knowledgeable. You will have a well-developed understanding of the product/market

-Strategic and operational. With strong analytical skills and experience driving long-term and profitable commercial strategies, you'll be able to successfully manage projects through to completion.

-Engaging. Able to influence your stakeholders, retail and brands, you know how to use both data and market trends to drive commercial opportunities

-Customer focused. Combined with exceptional taste and instinct, you are able to push the boundaries to offer new and exciting produce

-All over the numbers. You are numerate with a highly commercial approach, as well as proficient in excel

-Collaborative. Working flexibly as part of the wider Buying team you will support in projects and cross functional meetings as appropriate

-An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague
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