Junior Buyer – Newborn Gifting, Books & Toys

Junior Buyer – Newborn Gifting, Books & Toys

 

An exciting opportunity has come about to work within our Buying department, looking after our Newborn Gifting, Books and Toys category. 

This will involve an element of product development of our newborn clothing & accessories collection, and range planning and selection for all gifts, books and toys.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the department to drive and deliver a balanced, commercial, and premium range
  • Plan, develop and select cohesive ranges to meet customer demands, and keeping in line with Trotters brand identity and handwriting
  • Work within business timelines to meet deadlines for the design, development, buying and ordering process
  • Negotiate costs with suppliers in line with target margins and make commercial decisions
  • Set up and manage Range Plans
  • In depth sales analysis making suggestions and taking action to improve and grow the department
  • Work to sales targets and manage the budgets
  • Maintain and build relationships with our suppliers
  • Trade show visits and inspirational shopping trips to constantly review ranges and introduce newness to meet our customer demands
  • Work closely with Merchandisers, Store teams, Marketing & Web teams

To apply you must:

  • Min 5years experience within a Buying office
  • Understand our customer profile to deliver successful and relevant product, considering always design, quality, price and position.
  • Be a team player and enjoy working closely with people in all areas of the business.

Preferably you will have:

  • Experience in, and a passion for the children’s gift and toys market
  • Experience in product development, ideally in clothing
  • Numerical and analytical skills, with a creative eye
  • Competent in Excel

    Hours of work: Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm
    Salary: Competitive
    Location: North Acton (Central Line)
    Terms of Employment; 25 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays.
    Benefits: Pension Scheme, Staff Discount.

    Please send a cover letter and CV to workwithus@trotters.co.uk.

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