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  • Job Reference:965094CR_1612977703

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Retail

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: Devon

  • Job Title: Toy Buyers x2

  • Job Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

A key driver to the company’s success has been the growth of our toy category which continues to expand globally. As a result, we are seeking a dynamic Toy Buyer that will bring experience and knowledge of the toy industry along with an enthusiastic approach to work. The successful candidate will manage and oversea multiple categories within our toy division, developing new product ranges and optimising the sales potential of our core products. The candidate will be part of a motivated team, working in a progressive and creative environment. Travel to attend UK and Overseas trade shows will be required.

Key Responsibilities:

* Identifying, sourcing and developing a range of products within the toy category
* Leading negotiations for all products and manage supplier relationships
* Analysing and maintain stock levels to optimise sales
* Maintaining and update pricing and product data
* Ensuring company margin requirements are achieved
* Travelling to attend UK and international trade shows and visiting suppliers

Person Specification, Skills and Experience:

* Previous buying experience within the toy industry
* Extensive knowledge of products and supply chain
* Line management skills
* Accountability for achieving company margin requirements
* Negotiation skills and the ability to network and influence people
* Excellent communication skills, internal and external
* Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
* Excellent numeracy, time management, organisational and problem-solving skills
* Commercial awareness

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