Cotswold Outdoor / Runners Need / Snow & Rock

Permanent, Full Time

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Permanent, Full Time
Cotswold Outdoor / Runners Need / Snow & Rock
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£45,000 - £55,000
Full Time

Please note this role is predominantly working from home with 1-2 days per week based at our office in Kemble.

Searching for your next adventure? Looking to join a growing company with great prospects? Then come and join one of the UK’s largest outdoor retailers as a Buyer.

As part of the Outdoor and Cycle Concepts group, Cotswold Outdoor is joined by Runners Need and Snow + Rock to support outdoor enthusiasts by providing excellent customer service and a range of products from world leading brands, all whilst promoting and encouraging sustainability!

How will you make an impact?

  • Creating the Seasonal Category and Brand Buying Strategy in collaboration with Merchandising, identifying market trends and maximising revenue and profits
  • Fostering supplier relationships to maximise terms and own brand joint business plans
  • Selecting products to be featured in Marketing campaigns and Visual Merchandising initiatives to drive brand perception and credibility
  • Presenting the long-term Brand Plan and seasonal product learnings to the Head of Buying and Product Director
  • Providing input into the seasonal trading plan and owning the trading calendar
  • Developing the team and ensuring the Buying critical path is followed through effective delegation of tasks
  • Building collaborative relationships with key business stakeholders to drive the execution of product strategy
  • Reviewing and understanding the weekly trading performance and achieved KPIs with Merchandisers, providing insight and suggesting actions
  • Completing store visits to ensure the key priorities of the “go-to market” strategy are being adhered to and collections are landing as planned
  • Visiting suppliers and attending trade fairs in the UK and Europe

Please note this role is 40 hours per week.

You’ll fit right in if you have:

  • Experience working at Buyer level
  • The ability to create and execute strategies
  • People management skills
  • The ability to collaborate with others and drive the execution of strategy
  • Good communication skills to build rapport and negotiate with suppliers and brands
  • Proven track record of being able to identify new product opportunities and innovations to get behind
  • Commercial thinking and market awareness

What’s in it for you?

Colleagues make a company, so we believe in offering a total rewards package that’s more than just base salary. As part of the O&CC team you’ll receive:

  • Base salary of £44,000 – £55,000 per annum
  • Bonus of up to £3,750 per annum
  • 40-60% discount across our range of products
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Access to Perkbox, allowing you to save money all year round. Whether it’s supermarket savings or days out, the daily coffee or a summer holiday – there’s something to suit everyone’s lifestyle
  • Critical Illness cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance

But there’s more, for a full list of what we offer at O&CC check out our website – Rewards And Benefits – Outdoor and Cycle Concepts (

Applications from all genders and backgrounds are encouraged.

O&CC aims to be an inclusive employer, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background leads to a better organisation for our employees and customers, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that leverage diversity, allowing us all to flourish and keep our business growing.

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