Telephone: +44 (0)1323 521555  |  Email: sales@gardners.com

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, and enthusiastic individual, with drive, passion and desire with a proven
track record within buying who is wishing to develop their career with new challenges.
The successful candidate will have responsibility for the purchasing of a number of fast moving book categories.

Key Accountabilities
• Work with the Buying Director and Senior Buying Manager to source and develop successful ranges
• Negotiate hard for every penny to ensure all margin targets are hit or exceeded
• Work with the Stock Control team to ensure excellent availability on lines stocked whilst maintaining a regular stock turn.
• Control spend in line with budgets or day to day supplier/ ad hoc product performance
• Identify key drivers of sales within market along with any planned promotional or media activity
• Skilled pricing of product to maximise business profitability
• Total commercial and competitor awareness.
• Attend and contribute to regular buying and supplier meetings
• Attend all Industry Trade Shows that are relevant to the role

Qualities and Experience
• Excellent organisational skills
• Flexible, with the ability to multi task
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and also on own initiative
• Competent in the use of MS Office including Excel
• Ability to learn and use in-house computer packages
• Adapt to working hours which will include some weekends as required

Hours: 9:00am - 5.30pm | Monday - Friday
Holiday: 20 Days paid holiday per annum
Salary: Subject to experience

Closing Date - 29th September 2017

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