Vacancies: Buyer & Merchandiser (Glasgow)

Published on 21 August 2019

Job Description - Buyer & Merchandiser Glasgow (Full-Time)

OVERVIEW
Location: Glasgow, UK

The Role

To provide everything guitarguitar’s customers need to travel their musical journey, whether they are just starting out or are an experienced musician.  Through establishing strong supplier relationships, our buyers negotiate the best ranges and the best prices offering market competitive prices to customers and delivering margin and revenue requirements for our business.  Buyers own and drive the business plans for their categories, delivering those through wise working practice.
This role will be based in our Glasgow offices.

Responsibilities

Buying

  • Sourcing guitar and hi-tech products
  • Category Management of assigned product groups
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Wise negotiation of one-off and ongoing deals
  • Maximise profitability through cost reductions

Merchandising

  • Defining stock levels for the company
  • Allocation of stock to stores
  • Ongoing review of assigned categories to identify opportunities and weaknesses
  • Keep stores and the warehouse stocked to a wise level
  • Work with other departments to maximise sales of existing and new product
  • Ensure that product is presented both in store and online in a way that compels customer conversion

Project Work

  • Work on other projects that are for the good of the business

Core Skills

  • Highly analytical, understanding the value of data driven insight
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Proven buying & merchandising experience in a fast-paced retail business
  • Industry leading negotiation skills with a win-win mind-set
  • Ability to build strong internal and external relationships
  • Fast learner that thrives on self-learning

 

The right package will be available for the right person.  If you think this role is ideal for you and you meet the criteria noted above, we would like to hear from you.  In the first instance email in strict confidence to rowan@guitarguitar.co.uk with a covering note and your CV.

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