Global Buying Director Retail

North West England (GB)
£120,000 benefits: executive package
15 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type

Our client is a leading UK Variety Retailer Group. Due to continued growth and a period of major transformation, they are looking to appoint a Global Buying Director to oversee all key categories.

The Role:

  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director, you will design and deliver a growth strategy with full strategic autonomy.
  • You will work closely alongside suppliers and peers to ensure that group profit and market share growth targets are achieved and exceeded.
  • Predominantly operating in a branded environment, you will be a key member of the trading team as they expand into new private label markets.
  • You will develop a strategy that harmonises the Group’s several buying functions and creates a consistent approach on a global scale.

The Person:

  • Of graduate calibre, you have the ability to prove that you can significantly increase revenues and profitability within the UK retail sector, preferably from a Variety Retailer background.
  • You will be an experienced leader with the gravitas to mentor and develop a multi functional team with several direct reports.
  • You will have strong communication skills and the ability to assess current and potential market/category trends to ensure that group-wide targets are achieved and exceeded.
  • You will be capable of creating lasting mutually beneficial relationships with a global supplier base.

In the first instance please forward relevant CV’s by email including your current remuneration package quoting GBDR/948/03 to Barnaby Stewart Senior Executive Search Ltd

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