Senior Buyer | Cosmetics & Fragrance

Category: Retail - Buying

Location: Manukau & East Auckland

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 based in Europe to ensure that the global strategy is translated regionally and in line with the company vision. You will also ensure that the strategy within their region is adjusted according to market trends & you deliver results.

The Role:

  • Development and delivery of the Beauty categories 
  • Support and deliver the annual category budget
  • Manages annual trade terms negotiations
  • Identifies new vendors and agrees commercial terms
  • Builds and agrees category annual promotional/activity plans
  • Manages the categories OTB & outperforms on sales
  • 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 buying within the beauty sector 
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to build and influence cross functional relationships
  • Sound negotiation and influencing 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 here & off-shore
If this very rare & exciting opportunity sounds like you, then "Apply Now"
Applications will be reviewed week of 4th September 2017.

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