Monday , April 22 2024

WHSmith Jobs in London – Junior Buyer

Website WHSmith

Job Description:

Due to growth we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Junior Buyer to join our talented team based in our Travel Head Office in London. Reporting into the Senior Buyer this person will be responsible for our growing Health & Beauty category. The role requires an organised individual, capable of managing complex information and supporting the team in all areas of activity. The successful candidate will have strong relationship skills as well as being confident when it comes to presenting data and analysing the figures.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You’ll utilise your analytical skills to deliver meaningful reports and cut through the information / detail in order to get to the real issue, whilst keeping abreast of market trends and competitor activity in a fast paced environment, to help identify new opportunities as well as changes to our existing offering. You’ll need to engage and partner with other areas of the business including Operations, Business Development, Marketing and Finance team to deliver the best results.
  • You will have buying responsibility for categories across our Health & Beauty range and be responsible for selecting and develop profitable new ranges. You’ll use to commercial acumen to generating new ideas on how to grow YOY sales, margin and income, whilst building up strong relationships with suppliers to deliver effective and profitable plans. Working closely with the supply base to ensure in store availability is maintained, managing performance within budget.

Job Requirements:

  • Ideally you’ll be from a Health and Beauty background or similar and have autonomy and buying accountability for your own categories. We’re looking for someone who is creative, but also commercial, with a head for figures, as this area’s data-driven. Knowledge of Profit & Loss and supplier management is essential.
  • Our Health & Beauty categories have grown significantly over the past few years. Therefore you’ll need to have an entrepreneurial mindset and be looking for a role that has the scope to develop and make a real impact. If you’re analytical, calm and articulate, you could be the ideal fit.

Job Details:

Company: WHSmith

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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