Perfumery & Cosmetics Buyer, Maternity Cover

  • by Amdas
  • Location London, London, UK
  • Salary £45,000 - £60,000 / year
  • 243 days ago
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Job Description:

The client; is a luxury retailer and this role would be working mainly from their head office located in Chiswick with some travel to central London. This is initially a 6 month maternity cover contract starting in September 2017

The role; Resource, recommend and buy an appropriate Perfumery & Cosmetics merchandise for assigned departments to meet agreed sales, stock, mark-down and profit targets in line with the overall company buying strategy and to provide secondary support to the Head of across all relevant functions.

Your duties would include

  • Communicating regularly with the brands to drive sales, opportunities, performance and all other commercial activity.
  • Research, prepare and present product ranges
  • Resource, select, recommend and buy a commercial range of product within each area in accordance with agreed buying objectives.
  • Establish and negotiate the best possible terms to provide planned gross margins and stock turn.
  • Marketing Responsibilities - Ensure Merchandisers are aware of any promotions and marketing support to ensure sufficient stock levels are maintained and planned for.
  • Online responsibilities - Work closely with the online team in both e-commerce and web marketing teams to ensure best practice for beauty online in its entirety, feeding back to the Head of where necessary. Manage the Beauty Executive, giving clear direction on budget and planning for online as well as strategy.

The ideal candidate will ideally have experience of;

  • Perfumery & Cosmetics Buying
  • Experience of brand management within a retail environment – product sourcing, development and merchandising principles
  • Strong supplier/ relationship building experience
  • Understanding of end to end supply chain management
  • Computer literate - A high-level knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel including formulas & v-lookups and experience of using databases, PowerPoint


Our client offers a good package coupled with an exciting /interesting/varied role

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


  • Job Type Contract, Full Time
  • Additional Salary Info salary pro rata plus bens
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector Retail, Wholesale
  • Years Experience 5+ years
  • Career Level Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)