Buyer - Maternity Cover (Ref: 17/69)

Job Title: Buyer
Salary: £37,719 per annum
Location: Lancing, West Sussex
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Simply Health medical plan, free parking and interest free season ticket loan

Summary of Job
To source a profitable and high quality range of core Scouting merchandise and accessories for both the UK and Worldwide Scouting audience. To negotiate favourable cost prices and purchase terms to achieve target margins and liaise with merchandising to determine order levels which constantly meet anticipated consumer demand whilst achieving stock turn and stock holding objectives.

About You
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our buying office to manage the apparel ranges. You will need to be able to develop innovative products for both the UK and World markets. Working alongside the merchandiser, you will manage the OTB for your areas to deliver on target and maximise profit. You will need to be a strong negotiator who is comfortable leading negotiations with suppliers to improve margins and ensure the critical path is adhered to at all times.
You will work under the Head of Buying and alongside the Apparel Buyer to create cohesive product ranges across the board. You will have line management responsibility for three members of staff.
The successful candidate will have previous experience as a Buyer or as Junior Buyer looking to take the next step.

About Us
Scout Shops Ltd (SSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Scout Association, returns all financial surpluses to TSA to support projects to enhance the lives of many thousands of young people involved with Scouting.

For more information and to apply
Job pack
Application form
Recruitment monitoring form

Details of closing and Interview date
Closing date: Friday 27 October 2017
Interview date: TBC

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.