Buyer (Product Developer)

Zoek Pin Avonmouth, Bristol, England

£28000 - £35000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 6 days ago

Harding is leading the way in innovative onboard cruise retailing, adopting a Trinity Partnership approach with our cruise line partners and brand partners to excite and entice customers with unique shopping experiences. We stay at the cutting edge of retailing; consistently providing outstanding customer service and winning global retail awards.

We are currently looking to recruit a Buyer (Product Developer) for our Logo / Destination ranges, with responsibility for driving all elements of category performance. Reporting to Senior Buyer this is a fantastic opportunity to join a very busy buying team in delivering a comprehensive range of products to all our cruise line partners.

The role is responsible for the product development of all logo / destination ranges, reviewing the current offering by cruise line and developing balanced ranges that will fulfil both the cruise line brief and business commercials. You will create critical paths for all goods, giving clear design and pre-production briefs to all manufacturing vendors.

You will utilise your creative skills and commercial market awareness to ensure newness and innovation is delivered to category. The role will negotiate with vendors to secure preferential trading terms and conditions, ensuring that budgeted sales, gross margin, stock turn and profit targets are achieved.

The role works closely with Merchandising to ensure stock and supply chain is optimised, and with the Marketing team to maximise the visual exposure of the category. You will also work with Operations to produce and maintain a structured merchandise layout plan for all shops.

If you’re creative and hungry for a great challenge, then this could be the role for you.

Essential candidate requirements are:

Proven creative product development experience from a retail environment
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication (verbal and written) skills
Adaptable to change and project tasks / opportunities
Structured planning and organisational skills
Strong IT skills, especially Excel

No agencies please

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