Mountain/Road Bike Buying executive
The Hut Group
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1h ago

Description

THG is one of the world’s fastest growing and largest online retailers. We have over a decade of experience building and growing brands in over 160 markets.

We create brilliant digital brand experiences and our in-house team design, develop and build a bespoke proprietary technology platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

With a world-class business, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model, our ambition is to be the global digital leader.

Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious we like to move twice as fast others believe to be possible. This belief is a fundamental part of the DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

Our people are our strength and we have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers across the globe who are encouraged to think creatively and empowered to turn their ideas into actions.

To support our ambitious growth, we are looking for commercially astute, ambitious individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and play a part in driving the Group forward on its truly exciting journey.

PURPOSE OF ROLE

  • To deliver a customer focused offer for the Mountain and Road Bike categories that delivers the financial, brand and share targets of the business.
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of the supply base for brands such as Shimano, Lezyne, SRAM and Camelback, to maximise all KPI’S including sales, margin, stock and P&L targets
  • Develop ranges and the overall product offer
  • Identification and sourcing of new suppliers to drive growth
  • Source and negotiate the best prices to deliver revenue and margin targets
  • Forecasting, allocation, and stock replenishment to maximise sales and conversion
  • Negotiation of exclusive product offers
  • Negotiation of trade marketing and rebates from suppliers
  • Build and deliver joint business plans in conjunction with suppliers for mutual benefit
  • Complete regular competitor analysis to ensure our ranges and prices are competitive
  • Assist in the management of administration and product set up on the department providing accurate data to ensure processes are completed in line with critical path
  • Analyse performance by product type throughout the season highlighting any gaps in the range as well as any opportunities
  • Liaise with the trading team to make sure all products, ranges, and promotions are planned and presented in the best possible way
  • Stock management and support in developing the improvement of our replenishment model driving availability
  • BEHAVIOURS

  • Confidence to manage a large and demanding portfolio of suppliers
  • Ability to build trust and develop strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Ability to effectively plan and organise
  • Demonstrate innovation, drive, and enthusiasm
  • Be proactive and use initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to influence with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Willingness to travel
  • Strong commercial awareness and attention to detail and accuracy in reporting information
  • Hold an interest in cycling trends and culture
  • Knowledge of the Mountain Bike market
  • Understanding online marketing channels such as email promotion, affiliates, and social media for domestic and international markets
  • Established supplier relationships
  • ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCES AND COMPETENCIES

  • Buying Experience direct with brands and distributors
  • Good Negotiation Skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Passion for the product with good knowledge of the cycling customer.
  • Experienced Microsoft office user, especially Excel
  • Excellent commercial & analytical skills. Numbers focused
  • PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge of the Mountain Bike market
  • Understanding online marketing channels such as email promotion, affiliates, and social media for domestic and international markets
  • Established supplier relationships
  • Benefits

  • Competitive salaries
  • Discounts across all of our brands - up to 40%
  • Real responsibility from the start of your career at THG
  • Discounted Haircuts
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Access to onsite doctor
  • Enrolled onto company pension plan
  • Training program via the THG academy
  • Leadership and Development training throughout your career
  • An exciting, fast paced working environment where you will work with and learn from the best in the business
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