We are recruiting for a Buyer in NPD for our client in the Ashbourne area.

My client is looking for a commercial, trend-driven and dynamic Buyer who can work within a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in product development, managing supplier relationships and excellent critical path management skills. The candidate will work under clear direction from the CEO and Founder of the brand on new product development.

Responsibilities:

• Under clear guidance from CEO and founder, contribute to the development and sourcing of NPD
• Manage all product samples and daily communication with supply base to adhere to timely production schedules
• Work closely with Brand Graphic Designer on all design briefs regarding components & packaging
• Work closely with Brand Merchandiser to manage the critical path and take appropriate action based on sales performance, repeats, cancellations and rescheduling of orders
• Review competitor’s offers and continually assess the range against competitors
• Attend trade shows to source new manufacturers
• Partake in buying trips for NPD and maintaining working relationships with current supply base
• Work on display options to maximise sales across different retailers as appropriate
• Work as part of a close-knit team to achieve team objectives regarding product across all areas i.e. Marketing, Design, Sales
• Consistent up to date knowledge of EU cosmetic compliance standards

Requirements:

• Minimum 2+ year’s relevant Buying experience, preferably in beauty

• Ability to perform under pressure and thrive in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to take initiative & resolve issues

• Commercial aptitude • Great attention to detail

• Dedication to organisational goals

• Strong multi-tasking skills • Advanced confidence in communication & negotiation

• Prioritisation & Time Management Skills

• Passion for beauty

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