Furniture Buyer

Furniture Buyer

My client, a 100% Irish-owned furniture retailer, is seeking a motivated Furniture Buyer to join their dynamic team in Cork. The successful candidate will have strong commercial and trend awareness while supporting the buying function. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a highly reputable company that prides itself on value and quality.

Package

  • Salary €70-80k doe
  • Bonus
  • Agile working
  • Pension
  • Illness Benefit
  • Death in service

Responsibilities of this job include:

  • Responsibility in sourcing and building product ranges in line with current trends, while also meeting commercial requirements and company objectives, targets, and standards.
  • Analyse vendor and range performance to ensure sales and marginal requirements are achieved.
  • Strong industry and trend awareness with the ability to forecast and source both furnishings and accessories accordingly.
  • Communicate and negotiate with vendors for support in areas such as freight allowances, bulk discounts, merchandising, training, product information, and images.
  • Creating and maintaining strong commercial and business relationships with new suppliers, while also monitoring and maintaining existing supplier relationships.
  • Monitor industry trends through vendor meetings, trade shows, and trade publications.

Requirements for this job include:

  • Strong commercial and trend awareness.
  • Buying experience in a retail environment would be desirable.
  • Sourcing and buying experience within the European/UK market desirable. Experience with Far East sourcing is also desirable.
  • Highly motivated with a disciplined work approach and ability to complete tasks on time and to a high standard.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with fluent English.
  • Proficient IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint).

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website or call 01 871 7613 for more information. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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Homeware Buyer

Homeware Buyer

Excel Recruitment have an amazing buying opportunity for a strong Homeware Buyer who is commercially minded. The business is well known for their beautiful homewares and are Ireland’s market leader in Homewares and this is an exciting time to be a part of the team. Dublin city centre based.

Salary: €60-€90k plus generous benefits.

Responsibilities of this Homeware Buyer job include:

  • Source, develop and build product ranges to reflect current trends, ensuring each range is commercial and meets company objectives, sales targets and customer needs
  • Analyse performance and review current range to ensure that sales, margins and profit are achieved
  • Take appropriate action in-season on repeats, cancellations and rescheduling of orders
  • Prepare for & present regular range reviews and presentations
  • Negotiating with a wide supply base to ensure best possible price and margin for goods is achieved
  • Maintaining and building strong working relationships with supply base and sourcing new suppliers
  • Keep up to date with and interpreting trends and constantly reviewing competitors in the market place
  • Collaborating with the design team on trends and product development
  • Presenting to senior management
  • Take responsibility for own development as well as manage the training of junior team members

Requirements for this Homeware Buyer job include:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Significant experience in a fast-paced Buying role
  • Passion for product
  • Skilled negotiation techniques, organisational and influencing skills
  • Developing and implementing departmental and strategy
  • Ability to initiate and build strong relationships with other stake holders

Aoife McCaul is handling the recruitment for this role in complete confidentiality. Please upload your CV below and she will be in touch should you have the correct experience for the position. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website. Unfortunately, due to volume only suitable applicants can be contacted.

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