Buyer/Category manager (home)

Posted: 5 Sep 2018
Location: Any of our UK based centres
Company: Blue Diamond Group

40 Hours per week, full time.

Salary: Pay competitive with attractive rates for the right candidate. Includes profit related bonus, Heath care and Pension

Following our recent significant expansion we are looking for a driven Buyer/Category manager to join our Home team.

Our aim on our Home and Indoor Living range is to deliver a point of difference to an AB1 consumer to trigger those impulse buys from customers who visit our centres for a multitude of reasons. Kitchen, Bathroom, Room fragrance, Home accessories, Children’s, books and cards are just some of the categories within our Home department. Our Group generates more profit per customer than any other garden centre retailer on ‘Home’ and we are looking for a person who is numbers driven analytical and passionate about driving profit. If you just want to select product and not control the retailing and execution in store this is NOT the job for you!

You will report to the Head of Home and your responsibilities will include:

  • Range selection and implementation through allocations and merchandising briefs.
  • Identifying opportunities to develop Own Brand/exclusive ranges.
  • Using our profit per person benchmarking system to identify missed and potential profit opportunities within store for, correcting missed profit and delivering potential profit.
  • Centre visits alongside merchandising colleagues to support in driving profitability for the categories you manage.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.

Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

If you like the sound of a fantastic fast growing company with a great heritage and want to make a positive contribution to a business which in return helps all employees to maximise their full potential, then we would like to hear from you!