About The Role

Role responsibilities:

To support the buying function in the execution of sourcing and selection of a given category of products for the Clintons’ customers, which delivers against the departments plan.

To work proactively with all internal departments to deliver excellent service and a right first time approach to the stores.

Role responsibilities:

  • To support the buying function through Supplier set up, new line set up and management of pricing, markdowns, funding, retros and exit strategy
  • Creation of spread sheets and analysis of data/ working with relevant databases to ensure delivery of department objectives
  • Supporting the Senior Buyer/Buyer to deliver or exceed budgeted category sales, profit, margin and year end stock number
  • To manage the product range/new product ranges in line with the critical paths through Merchandising, allocations, visual merchandising, space planning, store operations and Marketing
  • To be responsible for allocated categories and management of their performance
  • To support the buyer with product choice, introduction of new lines and product development
  • To manage supplier relationships on categories which you are responsible for
  • Supporting the Senior Buyer/Buyer in the delivery of Supplier KPI’s as well as Supplier management
  • To work with the team on delivering the strategy for the department
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Senior Buyer/Buyer
  • Development of self through development and delivery of own PDP
  • To undertake other / ad hoc duties commensurate with the role, as required.

 

 

 

Role Parameters

 

Working Arrangements:                     Based at ClintonsHead Office

                                                       Occasional ad-hoc travel may be required

Key Stakeholders:           

 

Internal

  • Buyer - Providing updates where required.
  • Marketing- Implementation of events, POS and communication.
  • Merchandising- Stock planning, order quantities, analysis, replenishment systems, space planning (macro and micro), visual planning. Reporting and measurement.
  • Stores/Operations- Planning and implementation, daily and weekly communications,store visits and store support.
  • Finance- Supplier set up and management
  • IT- Systems developments

External

  • Suppliers-Account Managers, supplier key contacts                                                    

Role Essential Skills:

  • Results driven and results focused
  • Ability to deal with large volumes of data, interpret numbers and apply learnings
  • Ability to present numbers with clarity and conviction
  • Ability to work under high pressure situations
  • Ability to be versatile and adapt plans where necessary
  • Always looking for ways in which to improve the process
  • Excellent understanding of consumer
  • Ability to think about improving the consumer experience
  • Constantly look for ways of gaining and acting on consumer feedback
  • Looking for solutions to improving processes for stores
  • Team working ethic
  • Supports the buying function to deliver results
  • Clear communication
  • Encourage debate and challenge within the team to raise the bar

 

 

About The Company
 
Clintons is in the business of helping our customers celebrate life’s occasions and those of the people they care about. We understand that all kinds of relationships are to be treasured and we provide ways to enhance and cherish these everyday.

 

We have a restructured estate geared towards on-going profitability, investment in our stores and a fantastic new product offering. Our stores really are benefiting from a radical transformation so it is an exciting time to join us on our journey. We pride ourselves in helping customers find the perfect words and designs at fantastic value and 94% of Customers tell us they would recommend us to friends and family.

Clintons now has over 3m Rewards customers who continue to enjoy exclusive offers and benefits each week, redeemable both in-store or on our website. Become part of the team to deliver the very best experience to our loyal customers!