One of Australia’s largest importers of retail goods, this success story specialises in sourcing and development for numerous categories. With offices in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US & China, it supplies to some of the major retailers such as Aldi, Woolworths, Big W, Metcash and many more!

Due to ongoing growth and expansion both locally and internationally, an exciting opportunity is available for an experienced Buyer to expand the Electrical Appliance category by sourcing and developing new product ranges and working closely with retail partners.

Reporting to the Head of the Electrical Dept, you will responsible for:

  • Direct management of the Electrical Appliances category & subcategories including Kitchen Appliances, Household Appliances, Lighting, Seasonal Heating and Cooling products
  • Communicating and managing the existing overseas supplier network
  • Maintaining & developing supplier relationships to grow the product category
  • Sourcing & visiting overseas factories and trade fairs to ensure the product mix is new, exciting and innovative
  • Managing the current product category range ensuring selection of the most appropriate product and margin mix
  • Signing-off on all quotations and set product margin expectations
  • Working with key overseas suppliers to execute all programs successfully with support from the team
  • Assisting in developing artwork concepts across the key subcategories
  • Analysing competitors, keep abreast of category trends and the industry
  • Liaising & meeting with key retail partners regularly to discuss current and future opportunities

Ideally you will bring:

  • Solid Buying experience – preferably from the Electrical category
  • An understanding of both local and overseas product compliance.
  • Knowledge and experience in both the local retail industry and overseas product sourcing is essential.
  • Polished negotiating skills and a keen eye for detail & effective communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel and general computer skills
  • A proven track record of developing and growing a retail category is preferable
  • Flexibility to travel overseas (mainly Asia) when required

If you are passionate, motivated, driven and looking to be part of a successful Company with a great team culture and fun working atmosphere then apply NOW!

 

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@acos.com.au.