Job Title: Buying and Product Development Manager
Salary: £30,150 – £34,000 per annum
Salary Band: B2
Contract Type: Permanent
Number of Posts: 1
Type of Post: Concurrent
Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week
Closing date: 20/08/17 at 23:59
This role is a really exciting opportunity to join a creative and ambitious team in a non-traditional retail environment.
The Buying and Product Development Manager will be responsible for the development and purchasing of a range of bespoke, interesting and unique products for the House of Commons gift shops, including the online shop, inspired by the work of the UK Parliament and the history and heritage of the Palace of Westminster. You will need to buy within set budgets to reach ambitious growth targets and to maximise sales. Along with the Head of Retail Operations and Buying, you will seek new commercial opportunities to reach new audiences and to try innovative strands of new business.
You will have a strong buying background with previous management experience in creating bespoke, unique, exclusive and relevant ranges for a diverse range of customers. You will enjoy the challenges of working in a non-traditional retail environment and feel inspired by the potential of the space, place and relevance of the iconic Palace of Westminster.
The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience (full criteria can be found on the job description):
- Experience of retail merchandise and book buying, and achieving/increasing sales and margin targets
- Knowledge of Retail Management Systems and tracking sales performance data across key KPIs: profit margin, ATV, stock turnover
- Builds good working relationships with a diverse group of internal & external stakeholders, customers, designers and suppliers while promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Annual leave starting at 28 days pro rata
Interest-free season ticket loan
Child care voucher scheme
Discounted membership of the in-house gym
More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the job description
For further information:
Candidates should refer to the House of Commons careers website