Buying Manager

Dublin City Centre Permanent €40,000 - €65,000
  • Larger international books retailer
  • Excellent package on offer

About Our Client

A global, well renowned book retailer.

Job Description

  • Responsible for the range management of the Books, Confectionery, Drinks and Souvenir categories in Ireland
  • Account manage supplier relationships and negotiating reductions in costs of goods sold, first to market and supplier incomes
  • Select and develop profitable new lines across all categories you are responsible for
  • Overall effective supply chain and cost management
  • Lead and develop innovative range marketing plans (in conjunction with marketing)
  • Generate and deliver reports in order to gain meaningful insights to drive business decisions
  • Keep abreast of market trends, customer requirements and competitor activity thus identify market opportunities
  • Conduct range reviews and undertake continuous improvement of the product offer through effective range analysis
  • Create open and effective relationships with stores through regular telephone communication and visits
  • Line management of an Assistant Buyer

The Successful Applicant

  • Previous experience of Retail/FMCG buying within fast moving categories and businesses
  • Previous retail buying experience within across one of our core categories; books, food and drink, stationery or a similar industry with a fast paced product cycle is highly desirable
  • Account management skills and experience of working with large branded suppliers
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience of negotiating income and promotional support from suppliers
  • Strong commercial skills and ability to interpret the market quickly
  • Remains calm under pressure
  • Exceptional analytical skills and ability to use data to drive business decisions
  • Engaging and influential communication
  • Understanding of Profit and Loss management
  • Degree educated or equivalent with a high level of numeracy
  • Flexibility to travel within Ireland and UK

What's on Offer

This is a company that values their people; from day one you will receive ongoing support and have access to their various training and development programmes as well as exciting career development opportunities for your future. They offer a wide range of benefits to say thank you for all your hard work including; a competitive salary, a profit related bonus, car allowance, 25 days holiday plus your birthday off, as well as other perks such as our popular holiday trading scheme.

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