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Graduate Buying Executive

Graduate at The Hut Group

Graduate Buying Executive

Graduate at The Hut Group

  • LocationNorthwich, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 05 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

DESCRIPTION

The Hut Group was founded on a desire to create an e-commerce system that could support multiple retailers. Today, our proprietary platform is used to manage over 100 websites, which we build, trade and market in-house. We are currently the World’s leading Online Sports Nutrition, Health & Beauty Destination with rapidly growing international operations and a unique end to end technology platform. Our immediate growth plans include significant investment in pioneering technology innovation, further acquisitions and international expansion.

We are currently recruiting for a Graduate Buying Executive, to deliver a customer focused offer for our ProBikeKit business at THG. We are looking for someone who is passionate about all things cycling, looking to kick start a career in Buying.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the supply base of all PBK brands to maximise all KPIs including sales, margin, stock and P&L targets
  • Develop ranges and the overall product offer
  • Identification and sourcing of new suppliers to drive growth
  • Source and negotiate the best prices to deliver revenue and margin targets
  • Forecasting, allocation, and stock replenishment to maximise sales and conversion
  • Negotiation of exclusive product offers
  • Negotiation of trade marketing and rebates from suppliers
  • Build and deliver joint business plans in conjunction with suppliers for mutual benefit
  • Complete regular competitor analysis to ensure our ranges and prices are competitive
  • Assist in the management of administration and product set up on the department providing accurate data to ensure processes are completed in line with critical path
  • Analyse performance by product type throughout the season highlighting any gaps in the range as well as any opportunities
  • Liaise with the trading team to make sure all products, ranges, and promotions are planned and presented in the best possible way
  • Stock management and support in developing the improvement of our replenishment model driving availability

REQUIREMENTS

  • Top level graduate with an interest in pursuing a career in Buying
  • Interest in all things Cycling
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build trust and develop strong relationships both internally and externally

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