Buyer – Helston – Permanent – Competitive Salary

Excipion are currently recruiting for an experienced Buyer to join a fantastic online retailer who are passionate about organic clothing.

Buyer Responsibilities:

  • Assemble buys for fabric and stock to ensure all customers requirements by product / size are fulfilled.
  • Manage stock fabrics and seconds.
  • Actively liaise with suppliers to agree forecast demand and forward orders on raw materials.
  • Seek opportunities to trade the range and maximise sales.
  • Regular onsite visits to suppliers in India, Portugal, China and Turkey to negotiate prices, assist them in managing their supply chain and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Complete regular bench mark retail pricing and costing exercise to ensure realistic targets are set.
  • Work with the merchandising team to assemble realistic forecast volumes for the range.
  • Be ultimately aware of the competition, present regular reports to the business and take learnings from your research to assist in your own range build.
  • Optimise product mix to ensure profit targets are met in line with strategic plans.

Buyer Capabilities:

  • Highly experienced in Buying, minimum of 5 years’ in a similar role.
  • Creative and innovative thinker and ‘out of the box’ problem solver.
  • Exceptional at negotiating with suppliers for prices, deliveries and terms.
  • Experience of travelling to factories outside of the UK and willingness to meet with suppliers to face to face.
  • Able to manage, motivate and lead a small team.
  • Organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to in a busy environment to tight deadlines.
  • Computer literacy.

This role is likely to suit a Buyer or Senior Buyer or Procurement Manager or Category Specialist or Retail Buyer or Junior Buyer or Procurement Lead or Purchasing Manager or Buying Manager or Purchaser.

If this exciting opportunity is of interest please contact Lizzie Monk on 02392 322 327 or email your CV to

Buyer – Helston – Permanent – Competitive Salary

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