Job descriptionEstablished in 1969, The Original Factory Shop brings big brands at bargain prices to your local high street. With stores nationwide, our colleagues work as one team and always have fun to bring our customers the thrill of a bargain. We care about our customers and colleagues and strive to get the job done; brilliantly to bringing you best big brands with up to 70% off across fashion, beauty, home & more. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join our Commercial team. Due to the nature of the role, you must live within commutable distance of our Support Centre in Burnley, Lancashire as there will be a need to be there 2/3 days a week. Key responsibilities will include: Develop the range strategies that will deliver budgeted sales & margin Source products from reliable suppliers in UK and overseas and negotiate to secure best quality products at lowest possible cost price Understanding the clearance market for branded and clearance product Understand our customer profiles Ability to identify risks & opportunities Take responsibility for short & long term sales forecasting Work in partnership with the Merchandiser to constantly review performance Communicate effectively with internal and external Stakeholders Development of your team, generating passion about sourcing the right products for our customers and show autonomy in being able to make those key commercial decisions. What we are looking for: Ideally 3 years experience working in a Buying role Excellent negotiation skills Strong numerical and analytical skills Great team working and communication skills Leadership experience Benefits of The Original Factory Shop: 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays Birthday day off Colleague discount Contributory pension scheme Employee Assistance Programme Free life insurance Please click Apply to start your application. For more information about The Original Factory Shop, please go to our website at: www.tofscareers.com The Original Factory Shop is committed to equal opportunities and it welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements of the job.
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