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Sundries Buyer / Duty Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Our client is a group of family-run, independently owned garden centres, established over 30 years ago. They have a reputation for providing top quality gardening products and premium plants underpinned by a keen desire to serve their customers with respect and friendliness, sharing expert knowledge wherever possible. The garden centre has seen enormous change over recent years, they have introduced new product lines, built an award winning restaurant with modern facilities, expanded the outdoor plant area, as well as launching new departments across furniture, clothing, gifts and food. Now a new opportunity has arisen for a Sundries Buyer /Duty Manager to join this very successful team.

The Role

The successful candidate would work closely with the Retail Director and the wider buying team to ensure that all ranges offered are compelling, appropriate, available and customer focused across all sites. You would take responsibility for buying and delivering designated categories managing the end-to-end processes from range planning and supplier sourcing through to annual range launch delivery and working closely with the centre teams. You will have the ability to track all KPI and continually monitor and evaluate sales and profit figures on a weekly/monthly basis to ensure budgets are being met. Developing supplier relationships across each designated category will be essential to ensure the effective sourcing of products and ensure strong promotional plans for key seasonal events.

Provide on-going web-site and competitor analysis, ensuring appropriate pricing, margin and quality of product on all sites and identifying gaps and opportunities for the business to drive sales and profitability.

Key Duties

-Maintaining centre to a high standard

-Purchasing sundries and core gardening stock

-Management & development of centre staff

-Pricing, displaying & merchandising

-Giving guidance and advice to customers with their purchases

-Quality customer service

-Key holder and duty manager responsibilities

The Applicant

The ideal candidate will have sundries buying experience and are now looking to take that next step in their career.  Applicants must have strong garden centre retailing knowledge, good written, numerical and IT skills, proven success in a similar customer-facing role within the Garden Centre sector and be looking to demonstrate their creative flair in a company that actively avoids the norm in favour of individuality.

If this Sundries Buyer / Duty Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

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