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Retail Buying Manager

  • Buyers, Buyers and Merchandisers
  • €45000 - €55000
  • Dublin, Kildare
  • Full Time
  • Posted 1 week ago

Retail Buying Manager

As Retail Buying Manager, you will join this premium Irish retailer, where you will influence and oversee the creation and communication of the retail strategy through their stores, concessions and online platform. As part of your remit, you will actively spot retail opportunities that will enhance sales and profit.

You will be passionate, creative and commercial with a proven track record in developing strategies, identifying and tailoring their range, in particular sourcing brands to tie back with their own label offer, and ensuring their online proposition is representative of our clients handwriting.

This Retail Buying Manager job would suit a Senior Area Manager (with some buying experience) or a Buyer with strong retail business acumen, looking for a creative and autonomous role.

What you will be doing:

  • Driving sales by buying high quality products that compliment our client’s private label offer
  • Developing an excellent understanding of the company Brand, and how this translates to the buying strategy
  • Managing the retail team including performance, development and coaching to maximise delivery of sales targets
  • Growing retail operations by maximising e-commerce opportunities
  • Ensuring achievement of retail standards, operations and commercial objectives
  • Managing budgets, special projects and oversee external and internal retail events
  • Maintaining a constant market awareness
  • Analysing sales data to capitalise on opportunities and buy into any gaps
  • Working closely with the different departments within the business and with external partners

What you need to have:

  • Proven track record in developing a successful retail strategy and increasing sales in both a physical and online marketplace ideally in the position of Head of Retail/ Area Manager / Retail Buyer
  • Ability to spot retail and product opportunities that will enhance sales and profit
  • Excellent negotiation skills for buying
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer service excellence
  • Demonstrable experience of leading, managing and developing a retail team to achieve results
  • Experience in Buying and Selection
  • Travel will be required therefore flexibility to travel where and when required

Salary: circa €50k, €5k bonus, mileage

Should you be interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please upload your current CV to the link provided or call Sarah on 01 8148747 for a confidential chat if you hold the relevant experience. SB123

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Excel Recruitment

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The Capel Building, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7, D07 DH99

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