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LOVE HORSES? LOVE EQUESTRIAN? KNOW RETAIL? READ ON!

Robinsons Equestrian was founded in 1867 and has grown from a small saddlery shop on Wallgate,Wigan to become the UK’s most established equestrian retailer.

We are now recruiting for a Buyer. This is a position where you will implement and maintain the ranges for both Online and Company stores within our business. The person we are looking for will have

  • extensive experience in a Retail environment within a Buying and Merchandising team
  • knowledge and understanding of the Equestrian market, consumer behaviour and attitudes from a customer angle.
  • Vision to Create and grow Equestrian ranges.

If this sounds like you read the job spec below and then apply with your CV & covering letter.

JOB ROLE

  • Plan and maintain our Product Range both pre-season and throughout the trading period
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships to deliver cost effective supplier solutions and achieve maximum full price sales and planned margin
  • Identify new business opportunities to grow sales and profitability
  • Continuously monitor market activity through regular competitor analysis, gather market intelligence in order to take appropriate commercial action
  • Purchase Order creation and management between Robinsons and suppliers
  • Participate confidently in trade meetings, demonstrating a strong commercial ability.

ABOUT YOU

Capability, knowledge & experience

  • Good all-round IT skills, i.e. proficient with a computer
  • Experienced Buyer
  • Knowledge of e-commerce would be an advantage.

Education & Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a Junior/ Assistant Buying Role
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Equestrian knowledge and experience.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to understand and identify what will appeal to customers
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills to work out budgets and understand sales figures
  • Sound decision-making skills
  • The ability to independently plan and prioritise workload in order to meet strict deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Natural problem solver with an efficient and methodical approach to work
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders.

What’s on offer

  • Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join business with a great working ethos.
  • Career development and unrivalled scope for progression
  • Great salary with benefits.

Skills

  • Negotiation
  • Product Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Purchase Orders
  • Excel

JOB ROLE

Buyer

EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Full-time

SALARY

£25K

LOCATION

Paignton, Devon

JOB FUNCTIONS

Purchasing
Supply Chain
Business Development