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Buying Director – Wholesale

£ Competitive + Significant Bonus + Benefits   •   Norwich   •   Permanent   •   Full Time   •   ASAP

Posted on:   •   Category: Senior Management

Our Client, one of the oldest, largest and most successful UK-based wholesalers, is looking for a Buying Director to define and implement the buying strategy across all brands.

This role will optimise business performance through typical buying leavers, maximise profitability and customer experience, whilst enhancing reputation. As part of the senior leadership team and reporting directly to the CEO you will contribute to the overall profitability and success of the company. Main responsibilities include:

  • Strategically positioning/leveraging all brands, maximising the best possible commercial terms
  • Researching market trends, identifying the right title selection strategy to maximise profits
  • Building, coaching, and developing a high performing team
  • Accountability for developing and implementing functional strategies
  • Overseeing product selection to meet financial targets and reviewing risks and opportunities
  • Ensuring revenue opportunities are shared with sales and marketing functions
  • Accountability for effective reporting to build understanding/awareness of range/title performance
  • Understanding and resolving escalated stock issues, applying corrective action where required
  • Building and managing senior partnership relationships with key publishers
  • Attending high profile meetings to achieve meeting objectives and actions executed
  • Annual buying 3-year budgeting plans and assisting with budgeting process
  • Accountability for effective stock forecasts and ordering processes to assist delivery plans.

The ideal candidate will have proven, successful experience working at a senior, influential level and have a strong track record of developing and implementing buying strategies that meet or exceed business targets. Proven management and leadership experience, and a clear command of key financial drivers in a dynamic-results orientated environment are essential. Experience in leading negotiations underpinned with strategies, and building and growing high-performance teams are required. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and financial skills are needed, as is a customer-focused approach.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, a significant performance-related bonus scheme, and strong benefits.

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to enquiries@telferpartners.com quoting the reference TP 452. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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