Seasonal Buyer - Remote - Garden Furniture, Outdoor Living & BBQs

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 United Kingdom
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We are seeking an experienced, results-driven Senior Seasonal Buyer to drive the growth and profitability of our Garden Furniture and BBQ categories. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of selecting and sourcing high-performing product ranges, optimizing stock levels, and negotiating favorable terms with suppliers. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for delivering exceptional results in a fast-paced retail environment, we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive buying strategy for the Garden Furniture and BBQ categories to achieve sales and margin targets
  • Analyze market trends, customer demand, and competitor activity to inform range selection and pricing decisions
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers to secure the best products, prices, and terms
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, merchandising, and supply chain, to ensure successful product launches and promotions
  • Monitor and report on category performance, identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing corrective actions as needed
  • Manage the category budget, forecasting accurately and controlling costs to deliver profitable growth

Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven track record of delivering growth and profitability in a senior buying role within the Seasonal or Outdoor Living categories
  • In-depth knowledge of the Garden Furniture and BBQ markets, including key suppliers, trends, and consumer preferences
  • Demonstrable experience in range selection, stock optimization, and supplier negotiation
  • Strong commercial awareness and financial acumen, with the ability to manage budgets and forecasts effectively
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members and stakeholders

Not Suitable For:

  • Candidates without significant experience in a senior buying role within the Seasonal or Outdoor Living categories
  • Those who lack the commercial acumen and financial skills to manage budgets and deliver profitable growth
  • Individuals who are not comfortable working in a fast-paced, hands-on environment
  • Those who struggle to build effective relationships with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Candidates who are resistant to change and unable to adapt to new challenges and opportunities

About Us: Kybotech is the name behind well-known brands such as BillyOh, Garden Buildings Direct, Bobbin Bikes, and Physioroom. With over 20 years of experience in the Seasonal market, we are committed to delivering exceptional products and customer experiences. As a key player in the industry, we are looking for a talented Senior Seasonal Buyer to help us accelerate our growth and take our Garden Furniture and BBQ ranges to the next level. Join our dynamic team and make your mark in a fast-paced, exciting retail environment.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of seasonal retail buying experience
  • Proven success in growing sales in a challenging market
  • Experience of implementing Cost improvements and driving efficiency gains
  • Experience with budgeting stock levels and balancing stock positions
  • Strong understanding of inventory control processes

Benefits

    • Competitive Salary: We offer a competitive salary band within the market.
    • Professional Development: We encourage continuous learning and professional development. We provide resources and support for courses and certifications that enhance your skills and contribute to the business.
    • Team Environment: You will be part of a team-driven environment where collaboration and mutual respect are the norm.
    • Health and Wellbeing: We value our employees' health and wellbeing, and are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.
    • Variety of Work: As part of a diverse business group, you'll have the opportunity to work across different business units and industries, providing a rich and varied experience.

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