Category Buyer | Horticulture | Cambridgeshire

England, Cambridgeshire
14 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016
MorePeople 01780 480530
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a large horticultural supplier with it's head office in the United Kingdom and offices throughout.
The business is well known in the industry and has been successful in achieving growth.
They are recruiting for an experienced horticultural buyer with live plant experience at a premium.

The Role

This job will have control of the horticulture offering for this part of the businesses brand. The focus of the job is providing live plants in a direct to consumer model.
The buying must take into account the whole range of product available and will plan in promotions based upon multi-buys.
You will take full ownership of the products you select. Including the management of availability, quality and margin achieved.
Control offline and online digital marketing alongside brand managers to produce a consistent and robust brand identity.
Deliver growth through effective management of the category by working with marketing and operational teams.

The Candidate

We are seeking an experienced plant buyer with fantastic horticultural knowledge and experience purchasing for the UK consumer market.
Buying could be developed from a retail focussed background or growing experience.
There is a premium on quality and longevity of products and specific technical understanding of how to increase these variable will be of interest.
Passion is always important in horticulture and you will be a keen gardener outside of work.
You will be a commercial self starter who is driven by margin and delivering fantastic products.
We want someone who strives to be the best. This is because you must drive the brand to be the market leader.
Experience in edibles is advantageous.