Buying Manager / Commercial Manager

Role:                     Buying Manager / Commercial Manager
Location:              Melton Mowbray
Salary:                  Circa £50’000 - £60’000 + bonus scheme
A brand new role has been created for an experienced Buying Manager / Commercial Manager.
We are focusing our search for a Commercial Operator who has experience of leading a team of Category Managers and Commercial team (Buying/Sourcing/Procurement) across digital platforms and stores.
This a great opportunity to develop your career in a senior role deputising for the Commercial Director.
Buying Manager / Commercial Manager role: 
  • Drive rapid commercial growth through your Category Managers across 5 trading channels.
  • Leader in range construction and the development and delivery of commercial strategy is key.
  • Strong understanding of an ecommerce retailer and cross functional working relationships with digital marketing, ecommerce, merchandising, operations and supply chain to achieve results.
  • Supplier relations. Building relations and maintaining positive rapport in a competitive and brand driven market.
  • Deliver commercial results through data and strategy.
  • Drive product revenue, margin and stock availability.
Buying Manager / Commercial Manager experience: 
  • You will have been a Buying Manager or Category Manager or Head of Category within retail during your career and have the headroom to deliver within a senior role.
  • Commercial capability delivering sales and margin company wide.
  • Retail experience developed through ecommerce and beneficial if you have store exposure.
  • Exposure to working with senior decision makers with suppliers.
  • Strong supplier relationship management within a branded industry.
  • Proven commercial awareness to drive sales and profit.
  • Strategy planning and delivery for a retail business.
  • Strong stock management skills and awareness are essential.
  • Ability to think on your feet, devising new initiatives to maximise sales.
  • Strong people skills and team development skills.
  • Have natural passion, energy and drive.
  • It is advantageous if you have an interest in outdoor sports particularly cycling or MTB, however this is not essential.
This a rare opportunity to join a growth retailer where you can certainly make your mark. With targets to expand over the next 3 years , everyone works together as a team, offering you a very supportive and warming culture.
About us... 
2021 sees Discover Retail celebrate our 16th year of business. We have built our foundations on long-standing relationships. It is our attention to detail, coupled with passion, perseverance and plain old hard work that really gives us our focus and dedication to succeed. 
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