Bedding Buyer

Bedding BuyerLocation: Inner West Sydney NSW Work Type: Full time Salary:
$90,000 - $100,000 Annually Great opportunity for a Bedding Buyer for a well known national retailer Great retailer and a fast pace environment $90 k-$100 k+ super + great bonus + 1 day from home, must have own car Always ensuring all product introductions visually demonstrate great value with good design and quality to meet our customers expectations. Working alongside the Buying and Planning team that sit within your business unit, demonstrating great influencing and listening skills. Your success will be determined by the profitable growth of the Bedding category, while growing both our local Aussie made offering and imported boxed mattress program. Staying close to the market is critical, ensuring our mattress range is self-shoppable creating a simple and logical customer journey within the category across all retail floors.Product sourcing and development* Meet or exceed budgeting sales and gross margins targets for the overall Mattress categories* Product development and sourcing - the right product at the right price * Ensure that we always offering a narrow and deep an Australian made mattress offer* Review and analyse - ensuring sales targets and margins are achieved according to department budgets. Sound understanding of sales performance by subcategory - top and bottom sellers * Competitive position - maintaining market awareness on product trends, competitor pricing and product sourcing issues* Develop and manage an appropriately sourced and innovative product offer that meets both imports and retail target margin% while ensuring quality is not compromised* Respond to all store enquiries and suggestions with a proactive approach in areas such as product training, communication of subcategory direction and troublesome product issues* Work together with the Merchandise Planner to ensure that all product introductions have a retail strategy including a timely exit strategy to minimise large stock holding in stores and at imports* Document and maintain all specifications for all products to specified standards, including ensuring that the orange books are maintained* Function as an integral member of the Fantastic Products and Planning team, positively interacting with all members * Attend relevant International and local trade fairs* To ensure all Mattresses are relevant and on trend in design, price point and colour for our customerPLANNING AND QUALITY* Ensure all data is collated and preparation completed on time, for Range reviews, including sound comp shop analysis* Quality standards are maintained - ensuring all products meet company Q.C. standards specifications and ACCC requirements* Chain of custody documentation needs to accompany any timber product that is developed and brought * Ensure product has correct packaging, carton markings, care labels and bar-codes* Form a strong relationship with the Quality team to ensure open communication to achieve the highest quality standards for our product * Respond to and rectify any quality issues quickly and cost effectively* Effectively and openly interact with the planning team to ensure that there is a strong partnership with the team, helping to ensure that we are always in stockMarketing and Merchandising* Timely and accurate preparation of all marketing material needed to support catalogues, print, website and media * Photography samples provided on time to Marketing * Solid working relationship with the Head of Visual Merchandise is required to ensure the correct merchandising and ticketing strategy is implemented in storesSupplier management* Maintenance of information between suppliers as per Supplier Agreement Terms and Conditions* Building supplier relationships and keeping the communication flow to suppliers and other internal departments* Ensure timely responses to current issues on matters relating to suppliers - pricing, new products, exiting of ranges or brands and ongoing product maintenance* Ensure trading terms are within company guidelines - e.g. payments, deposits, faulty stock claims, etc. as per Supplier Agreement Terms and Conditions * Maintain an open-door policy for prospective suppliers whilst giving preferential treatment to existing suppliers
new south wales, NSW, AU