Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer


Monday to Friday 8.00-16.00 / 9.00-17.00

£35K - £40K

Ideal Recruit are currently looking for an experienced buyer to join our growing clients team, A key driver to the clients success has been the growth of their toy category. As a result, we are seeking a dynamic Buyer that will bring experience and knowledge of the toy and games industry along with an enthusiastic approach to work.

The successful candidate will manage and oversee multiple categories within our toy division, developing new product ranges and optimising the sales potential of core products. The candidate will be motivated, working in a progressive and creative environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying, sourcing, and developing a range of products within the toy category
  • Leading negotiations for all products and manage supplier relationships
  • Analysing and maintain stock levels to optimise sales
  • Maintaining and update pricing and product data
  • Ensuring company margin requirements are achieved


  • Previous buying experience within the toy industry
  • Extensive knowledge of products and supply chain
  • Line management skills
  • Accountability for achieving company margin requirements
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to network and influence people
  • Excellent communication skills, internal and external
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent numeracy, time management, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Commercial awareness

Person Specification:

  • Creative flair
  • A passion for product.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to take risks
  • Self-motivated and confident
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Highly organised and methodical
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Flexible
  • Ambition and passion to succeed
  • Looking for a role you can make your own

For a confidential discussion contact Nicki Roberts @ Ideal Recruit Burnley or apply online

Unfortunately, due to a high number of applicants only those who are shortlisted for this position will be contacted, please take a look at our website for other positions available.

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