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Senior Buyer - Own Brand Cosmetics

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  • Location:

    Salford

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Shiva Davoodi

  • Contact email:

    shiva@pod-talent.com

  • Job ref:

    14055/001_1616588384

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-23

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

SENIOR BUYER - OWN BRAND/PRIVATE LABEL COSMETICS - MANCHESTER/ FLEX - £45-60K (doe)

I've partnered with one of the largest global consumer goods brands, specializing in cosmetics, health and haircare brands to recruit a Senior Buyer to work in a greenfield division in the business. Founded in the late 90's, the company have gone from strength to strength, initially beginning their journey as a fragrance reseller, now branching out across 7000 products weekly. As the sole senior buyer for own brand, you are responsible for sourcing own brand products from Global and UK suppliers whilst working closely with the Head of Commercial and Buying to ensure excellence across own brand!

Senior Buyer - Own brand cosmetics responsibilities:

  • Working collaboratively with NPD and other key stakeholders such as QA, Marketing and Procurement to ensure we deliver products on time to agreed launch plans

  • Develop and implement sourcing and selection strategy for own brand range of products (currently colour cosmetics, skin, and haircare)

  • Negotiate optimum product cost with suppliers, keeping in mind the margin and price point.

  • Ensure own brand products and ingredients meet relevant legal, compliance & ethical standards with a focus on sustainability.

  • Work cross functionally with NPD and merchandising team to identify future commercial opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A demonstrated track recording of commercial/buying background with the ability to negotiate with confidence at all levels and appetite to drive sales and profitability.

  • Experience of global sourcing

  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced online retail environment with experience in Beauty and Cosmetic sourcing

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Buyer to establish a greenfield category and retain sole ownership of all buying decisions within own brand; a newly launched division in the business.

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