Junior Buyer

EQUUS

Location: Bedfordshire
Closing Date: Saturday, January 18th 2020

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Job Type: Business Development / Office Based / Purchasing / Retail / Sales

Job Description

LOVE HORSES? LOVE RETAIL? READ ON! 

EQUUS (www.equus.co.uk) was founded in 2013 and has grown from start-up to become the UK’s fastest growing online only equestrian retailer built on the principle of “by riders, for riders”. 

We are now recruiting for a Junior Buyer. This is a new position where the candidate will implement and maintain a new process within the business. The candidate with have extensive experience in a Retail Head Office environment within a Buying and Merchandising team. Ideally with knowledge and understanding of the Equestrian market, consumer behaviour and attitudes from a customer angle.

If this sounds like you read the job spec below and then apply with your CV & covering letter.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Plan and maintain the Product Range both pre-season and throughout the trading period
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships to deliver cost effective supplier solutions and achieve maximum full price sales and planned margin
  • Identify new business opportunities to grow sales and profitability
  • Continuously monitor market activity through regular competitor analysis, gather market intelligence in order to take appropriate commercial action
  • Purchase Order creation and management between H/O and suppliers
  • Critical Path Management with a good level of Garment Technology understanding to aid the processes
  • Participate confidently in weekly/ monthly trade meetings demonstrating a strong commercial ability.

 

ABOUT YOU

Capability, knowledge & experience

  • Good all-round IT skills, i.e. proficient with a computer
  • Experienced Assistant / Junior Buyer 
  • Knowledge of e-commerce would be an advantage.

Education & Qualifications

  • Impressive experience in a Junior/ Assistant Buying Role
  • Relevant Degree in the Retail Sector
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Equestrian knowledge and experience.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to understand and identify what will appeal to customers
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills to work out budgets and understand sales figures
  • Sound decision-making skills
  • The ability to independently plan and prioritise workload in order to meet strict deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Natural problem solver with an efficient and methodical approach to work
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders.

What's on offer

  • Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Junior Buyer to join a business on the cusp of growth
  • Career development and unrivalled scope for progression
  • Great salary with benefits.

 

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