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Junior Furniture Buyer

Dartford

Job Details

Location

Dartford - Head Office

Contract Type

Permanent

Working Pattern

Full Time

Salary

£35,000

Closing Date

30/12/2019 12:00

Junior Furniture Buyer

As the Junior Buyer for Upholstery & Cabinet you will take ownership of your own product areas whilst supporting the Upholstery & Cabinet Buyers.

What we are looking for:

As the Product Selector, you will have an established background within homewares and Furniture with a flair and passion for product and styling. You will work well independently as well as within a team with a strong leadership and communication skills in order to support visual merchandising and retail teams. You will be creative, innovative with a highly commercial approach to drive forward the department to achieve sales targets and margin. You must be a strong negotiator and have the ability to influence those around you whilst creating strong cross functional relationships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Autonomy and management of product selection and range building across the total accessories department.
  • Maintaining structured price architecture within the product proposition to ensure good, better, best mixes are apportioned correctly.
  • Managing market observations and defining a clear product strategy
  • Enhancing core furniture product ranges in accordance to the look and feel of the Harveys zonal strategy
  • Management of range review and sign off presentations to be in line with core furniture departments
  • Negotiation of store display discounting and markdown exit plan costs
  • Margin maintenance by sub department 
  • Maximise sales opportunities both instore and online by showcasing of breadth of range
  • 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.
  • Management of service level agreements between both direct and DHD suppliers.
  • Managing store, customer service and quality manager’s feedback via Supplier to ensure preventative actions are put in place.

What you will need:

  • Previous Buying experience at either Junior Buyer/ Product Selector/ Assistant Buyer level
  • Home/Furniture experience vital
  • A passion for creative product development and understanding of required quality and compliance expectations
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work within a high pressured faced paced environment
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Flexibility in regards to travel needs of the business, you will be required to travel through the UK for store visits, with possible European and Far East travel
  • Full UK driving license required due to travel needs within department

Please click Apply for immediate consideration.