USA Buyer

Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd · Peterborough, UK

We are recruiting for a Craft Buyer! Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd UK’s most exciting TV Home Shopping Channel. Do you want to join a broad team of professionals dedicated to creating a truly entertaining and fun shopping experience from the comfort of our customers own home. Do you have the skills and expertise required to work in our fast paced, thriving business?

The USA Buyer will be accountable for and drive the USA sales growth for Create & Craft through all sales channels. Identifying and sourcing relevant merchandise for the USA market to meet the customer needs, delivering budgeted sales, margin, stock and managing the full open to buy process. The USA buyer will be taking ownership for the development of supplier/ brand relationships and all USA business relationships, including working closely with the B2B Senior Buyer, whilst continually exploring new opportunities.

Who we are looking for…
• Experience with a ‘blue chip’ retailer or catalogue/home shopping environment including a proven track record of being a successful forward thinking Buyer.
• In depth knowledge of contract negotiations and experience of trading complexities associated with branded merchandise.
• Strong business acumen and highly results focused.
• Exceptional planning and prioritisation skills.
• Self-starter and able to work to exacting and often tight deadlines.
• Identify issues and develop solutions to meet sales, profit, and budgetary targets.
• Strong leadership and relationship building skills
• Track record of managing, coaching and developing a team.
• Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills.
• Visible, persuasive, and receptive.
• Decisive and tenacious

What you will receive in return…
• 20% staff discount
• Westfield Health
• Life Assurance Cover
• Salary: £35,000-£40,000pa