Toy/Leisure Buyer

Job Role:

Wilton Bradley is looking for a confident and dynamic Toy buyer, to manage and oversee its toy division. Over the last couple of years its Toy brands have grown significantly throughout the UK and the World. As a result, the need has arisen to fill this new and exciting role. The successful candidates will have a proven track record of developing products and brands within the toy industry.

Desired Skills & Knowledge:

• A detailed knowledge of buying practices within the toy industry
• Extensive knowledge of products and supply chain
• Line management skills
• Accountability for achieving company margin requirements
• Strong analytical skills
• Negotiation skills and the ability to network and influence people
• Excellent communication skills, internal and external
• Numeracy skills and proficiency using IT
• Good organisation skills, ability to multitask and lead a team
• Entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to take risks
• Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
• Commercial awareness
• Creative flair
• A passion for product.

Key Responsibilities:

• As a buyer you will be responsible for Identifying, Sourcing and Developing a range of products within the toy category
• Analyse and maintain suitable stock levels
• Lead negotiations for all products and manage supplier relationships
• Maintain and update pricing and supplier data
• Accountability for achieving company margin requirements
• Travel to attend UK and Overseas suppliers trade shows will be required

Company Benefits:

• Competitive basic salary
• Bonus scheme
• Shop discount
• Online discount
• Company sponsored healthcare scheme

About the company:

Wilton Bradley is a well-established, family run, import and distribution company with a wealth of experience in sourcing goods from around the world, and in particular the Far East and China. It is a specialist in leisure goods and its various brands cover surf/skate, water sports, outdoor play and toys. It trades in the volume affordable end of the market but its brands are renowned for cutting edge design, quality and value for money. It has a talented in-house design and development team who are continually creating exciting and innovative material; it sees brand and product development as a key to future success. Its customers range from; independent retailers, wholesalers, buying groups and major chain stores and a rapidly expanding network of international distributors.

To apply:

Please contact James Chamberlain, Human Resource Manager:
Tele: 01626 835 400
Address: 8 Wentworth Road, Heathfield, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6TL