British Heart Foundation

Buyer - New Goods Fashion Accessory and Christmas Cards

Competitive + benefits
12 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer. For over 50 years our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease.

Our award winning retail division is the largest and most successful charity retailer in the UK comprising of 562 Fashion shops, 175 Furniture shops and together they help deliver a profit of over £29m a year in the fight for every heartbeat. We have 3,300 staff and over 23,000 volunteers across the BHF.

Based in our Northampton office as part of our New Goods Buying & Merchandising team, a maternity cover vacancy has arisen for the position of Fashion Accessories and Christmas Cards buyer. You'll be responsible for buying new goods product across multiple categories for our shop estate and E-Commerce channels. You'll work closely with the other members of the buying and merchandising team to manage the product life cycles, initial planning and product development, supply base management, quality control and trading of a commercial range.

The successful applicant will have previous experience at buyer level gained in a Head Office retail environment. You will be commercially aware, have excellent management, communication and negotiation skills and be passionate about retail.

Please note this is a maternity contract until February 2018.

To apply for this vacancy please use the visit website button, to be re-directed to our job site and then follow the application route provided. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria. Please note we will only accept applications via this method.