Buyer - Homewares

Published
June 25, 2022
Expires
July 25, 2022
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Description

We are recruiting a Buyer across textiles for a leading on line retailer.
The role is responsible for the sourcing and development of new products for the Home Furnishings category for
both branded and developing/planning ranges.
This will include extending current product ranges - Curtains, Cushions & Throws and sourcing new
product categories which are relevant and complement existing Home Furnishings range.
Key Responsibilities
  • Sourcing and development of Home Furnishings, soft textiles
  • Analyse the market, competitors, and consumer trends, identifying new product opportunities which enhance the existing product portfolio
  • Develop Good/Better/Best strategy across the brand portfolio, ensuring clear price architecture.
  • Ensure sustainability is at the forefront of all sourcing decisions were practical, looking for new innovative ways to extend our sustainable product offer.
  • Work collaboratively with Design and Commercial team to ensure strong range build, to develop a strategic, innovative product offer aligned to the Brand and Marketing strategy.
  • Work with Senior Buyer, Commercial and Buying team from sourcing to selection ensuring a smooth transition of selected products into production.
  • Liaising with Quality to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Negotiate with Suppliers to achieve commercial targets
  • Manage and develop agent and supplier relationships, working with Design, Production and Quality to ensure correct product design specification and supply chain compliance.
  • Work closely with Design team to innovate
  • Be readily available to make international factory visits, routinely planned to support customer selection calendars.
  • Support Senior Buyer to effectively communicate new product development to the rest of the business

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