Buying Manager - DIY & Hardware

Quest Search & Selection


Ref: GP340-2234

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Quest Search & Selection are proud to represent one of the leading DIY & Home Improvement businesses in Malta and are looking for people with Buying expertise knowledge who are open to relocation!

This is to work in their flagship store that has been established for 20 years. The store offers an exciting range of tools, ironmongery, and building materials to home goods, wall décor, crafts & gardening /outdoor furniture.

Key responsibilities as Buying Manager:

* Manage all aspects of the team including appraisals, setting KPI's according to the top management's directions, recruitment and trainings.
* Category management and assortment building and optimisation.
* Understand consumer trends to plan a strategy in line with market requirements.
* Source the best products, locally and internationally.
* Include sustainability both in category management and in the sourcing process.
* Review current and develop new robust processes and procedures.
* Present Team Structure and Budgets for the next Financial Year (turnover, mark-up, stocks, rebates) and make sure to keep on track.

Benefits of this Buying Manager role:

* Holiday entitlement
* Store & Company discount
* Learning & Development courses
* Reward deserved performance
* Flights over to the island
* Visa application costing & support

Malta offers a great lifestyle and way of living as well:

* Sun all year round!
* Healthcare system open to all
* Small island and close to the beach always
* Multi-lingual country
* World's 2nd safest country
* Booming economy & stable property market
* Reasonable tax


Key requirements of this Buying Manager role:

* 5+ years Buying experience with at least 2 years in a management position
* Background in Branded Buying in Retail, Ecommerce or B2C
* Previous experience in DIY, Hardware, Home, Furniture, Food or General Merchandise, etc
* A university degree (qualification at MQF Level 4 or higher) in relevant areas including procurement, business administration, sales and marketing, management, or commerce
* Commercial and business awareness

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

About the Company

Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.

With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:

Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.

We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.

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