Lead Buyer

Lead Buyer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Lead Buyer to join our team.


  • Build and manage a diverse and growing Buying team;
  • Monitor and respond to trends, insights, competitor strategies and market suppliers;
  • Support and contribute to cross-functional projects to drive the overall success of the business;
  • All aspects of building and managing our range, from SKU selection through to pricing;
  • Develop and implement a clear strategy which continues to build on our existing world-class portfolio;
  • Negotiate commercial terms with our partners, to maximise long term value creation for our business.


  • Experience of working in a multichannel or pure play environment;
  • Commercial and strategic thinking;
  • Previous direct accountability for managing supplier relationships at a senior level;
  • Highly skilled in negotiation and influencing an outcome;
  • Proven experience in a buying role with a credible retailer or supplier, which includes responsibility for managing a team and a P&L;
  • Committed to supporting and developing a team;
  • Strong stakeholder management capability.

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