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31-07-2017

Senior Buyer | Cosmetics & Fragrance

Category: Retail - Buying

Location: Auckland Central

Work Type: Permanent / Full Time

  • Exciting, fast paced & growing global business
  • Pivotal & senior role
  • Competitive salary package

You will work closely with the Global Head of Category to ensure that the global strategy is translated regionally and in line with the company vision. You will also ensure that all resources and insights available to them in relation to consumer research, to ensure that the strategy within their region is adjusted according to market trends. 

The Role:

  • Development and delivery of the Beauty categories 
  • Support and deliver of the annual Category budget
  • Supports the Global Head of Category in annual trade terms negotiations and all T&C's that affect margin
  • Identifies new vendors and agrees commercial terms
  • Builds and agrees category annual promotional/activity plans
  • Sets annual supplier budgets
  • Define the range and assortment and space allocation for the Category
  • Manages all markdown and clearance plans
  • Sets detailed KPIs on margin compliance, markdowns, stock turn, aged stock management and sell through
  • Builds annual suppliers stock demand forecast with the category planning team
About You:
  • Proven experience in Retail Purchasing within the Beauty sector 
  • The individual will have excellent communications skills and the ability to build and influence cross functional relationships
  • Excellent negotiation, influencing and communication skills
  • Proven Track record for developing world class category strategies
  • An in-depth knowledge of the key industry players within their category is essential 
  • Proven ability to employ a collaborative partnership approach with vendors to build brand equity, drive revenues and deliver profit
  • The ability to lead a team of buyers at a local level and proactively identify team members for succession and company talent plans  
If this rare & exciting opportunity sounds a bit like you, then "Apply Now" or call Dana for a confidential chat on: 09 520 8831

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