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Buyer – Electrical SDA

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Employer
ProCook
Category
Supplier
Salary
On Application
Type
Permanent, Full Time
Location
Hybrid - Gloucester HQ

Position: Buyer – Electrical SDA

Reporting to: Head of Range Management

 

Key Objectives

  • Work with New Product Development Team on launch of ProCook own brand electrical SDA range
  • Once launched to also involved with buying of other categories
  • Continually follow the market and spot opportunities to extend and update the product range
  • Ensure market pricing reviewed at sign off of new products and regularly as part of range reviews
  • Ensure range continues to develop & manage the introduction of new products
  • Work with team to ensure product content and instruction manuals are always accurate & up to date
  • Manage the succession of replacement & new products
  • Negotiating pricing and terms and ensuring an effective ongoing relationship with suppliers
  • Managing the product lifecycle and ensuring the ROI is met on the tooling and development costs
  • Keeping track of tooling / sampling costs & liaising with accounts to ensure rebates
  • Maintain price matrix for key categories, ensuring product meets margin expectations. When applicable this will need to be maintained for additional sales currencies
  • Main contact for customer services product queries on the electrical range
  • Working with QA Manager to ensure all product comply to any rules & regulations needed
  • Working with suppliers to maximise recyclability of packaging and removal of any non-recyclable material
  • Ensuring supplier base meets all key company CSR and ethical requirements
  • Attending international trade shows, supplier factories, & comp shopping when required

 

Skills and Experience

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft suite including excel
  • At least 3 years experience working at a buyer level
  • Experience in worldwide sourcing
  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload proactively
  • Knowledge of small domestic appliance market essential
  • Keen eye for detail and product design to ensure the range matches in materials, finishes, and design
  • Knowledge of product introduction into EU and other markets in the SDA market preferred

 

This is a hybrid-working role – the successful Candidate must be able to travel to ProCook’s HQ in Gloucester .