Retail Buyer – Leading Home Hardware Retailer in Shepparton

Our client, a leading home hardware retailer based in Shepparton, is seeking a retail buyer to support their fast growing business. This position is a newly created position which will report directly to Managing Director.

The salary range is $60,000 – $65,000 per year.

The application will close on 16/09/2016.


  • Research emerging trends within the local and international market
  • Analyse consumer buying patterns and predicate future trends to determine quantity, style and quality of goods to be purchased.
  • Regularly monitor sales data and stock levels.
  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and source new suppliers for future goods.
  • Negotiate with various suppliers on product pricing, cost of freight and payment terms.
  • Write reports and forecast sales levels.
  • Present new ranges to senior managers.
  • Liaise with management on long-term planning and sales promotions.
  • Attend trade fairs, in Australia and overseas, to select and assemble a new collection of products.
  • Participate in promotional activities.
  • Liaise with shop personnel to ensure goods meet demand.
  • Seek merchandise feedback from customers.
  • Ensure that PR and campaign samples are received within an allocated timeframe.
  • Train and mentor junior staff members.

Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum 3 years in a similar role, overseas experience will be considered
  • Relative Degree will be desirable
  • Self-starter, creative thinker, problem solver
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning, scheduling and organisational skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to prioritise/handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Fluency in Chinese languages preferred, as products are required direct from China

This is a newly created position, the company demand someone with experience who is competent, enthusiastic, and will push the company to new marketing heights.


Interested applicants should include a cover letter addressing the qualities listed above, as well as your current CV, emailed to