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Buying Manager


Job Details


Dartford - Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£65,000+ (depending on experience)

Closing Date

01/02/2019 12:00

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • As the Buying Manager for furniture you will manage and Drive the creative and process functions of the buying cycle across the Upholstery/Cabinet & Accessories department.
  • Lead your team through the key stages of the buying process by planning strategy, range review and sign off processes and critical path whilst ensuring partnership decisions are supported by the Merchandise Managers.
  • Be the key link between the strategy and parameters set by the Head of Buying whilst communicating recommendations of the Buyers and Junior Buyers to ensure a collaborative and cohesive buying plan maintained.
  • Have an established background at an existing Manager level or Senior Buyer ready for the next challenge with a flair and passion for furniture.
  • You will be a strong team leader and mentor with a solid knowledge of the furniture industry.
  • You will be creative, innovative with a highly commercial approach to drive forward the furniture department to achieve sales targets and margin.
  • Accountable for the management of the buying cycle across the total furniture department, spanning Upholstery, Dining, Occasional and Saleable accessories.
  • Managing market observations and defining and developing exclusive product ranges that strategically are supported by thorough range analysis.
  • Considered and educational product knowledge to be cascaded simply and effectively through to the retail team and consumer.
  • To build and maintain strong internal cross functional relationships throughout the various Steinhoff UK/China sites communicating all areas of change that impacts these departments.
  • Managing store, customer service and quality manager’s feedback via supplier to ensure preventative actions are put in a place.


In return, you will be rewarded with a basic competative  salary of £65,000+ (depending on experience). Plus car allowance. And if you love meeting new people, engaging with a variety of customers, being part of a team, growing your skills and developing new ones then the role of Buying Manager is for you!



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