Head of New Goods

Purchasing jobs >> Retail/Purchasing




Head of New Goods
Competitive salary plus up to 30 days Paid Holiday, Private Pension plus more
Full Time/Flexible
Northampton (option to work from home 1-2 days per week)

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to drive the development of a major charities New Goods business?
Do you have experience of senior level purchasing and or merchandising in a retail environment and are looking for the chance to really make a difference to our commercial performance?
If so come and join one of the UK’s largest and most recognisable charities. We provide 2.7 million hours of expert medical, practical and emotional support every year, in our hospices and neurological centres, in people's homes and in the community. Every year we need to raise over £16 million pounds to provide our services, a large part of this comes from our 455 shops across the UK and through our online trading platforms.

The Role

This role is an opportunity to lead and develop the New Goods teams at Sue Ryder reporting directly to the Commercial Director. You will maximise revenue, growth and profit for the New Goods business at Sue Ryder Direct, both in the shops and online through strategic operational planning, purchasing and developing commercial opportunities in the Retail business.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and lead on new goods procurement strategies for Retail shops and online, using sound commercial insights to drive ROI.
• Prepare, agree and monitor forward budgets and KPI’s to deliver results, forecast including price trends and their impact on future sales activity.
• Work closely with the Marketing team to ensure New Goods promotions and marketing initiatives are planned, driving brand engagement.
• Supporting the delivery of shop and online budgets at operational level, ensuring effective New Goods trading activity is supported and maximised to drive sales growth.
• Drive the New Goods online trading agenda, Identifying new areas of e-commerce opportunities
• Lead and manage a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results and continuous improvement.
• Ensure environmental standards and UK legal and safety requirements are met throughout the buying process.

About you
It’s an exciting time to join Sue Ryder and to hit the ground running you will ideally be qualified to degree level and registered with a relevant professional body such as CIPS or be able to demonstrate relevant experience and achievement. With proven leadership and project management skills you’ll have considerable commercial experience and financial acumen in a retail commercial environment. You should also have good knowledge of technical regulations related to purchasing, sale of goods act, trading standards and consumer rights.

Please submit an application online

**Competitive Employee Benefits**

Company pension scheme, 25 days holiday - rising to 30 with length of service plus bank holidays, option to buy and sell up to five days holiday, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, paid mileage, enhanced sick pay, cash referral bonus scheme, corporate discount with hundreds of retailers and services, staff discount of 15% on new goods online, salary sacrifice car scheme, online wellbeing centre, free will writing service, staff finance loans, carers leave policy and lots more.

About Us

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

Interviews: 17th and 19th June 2019
  • 1
  • Negotiable
  • None
  • None
  • CV-207240
  • Permanent
  • 0

How to Apply: Please click here to create a free Pure-jobs.com account and post your resume. Only logged in job seekers can apply for a job.

Find us at:

Never provide bank account, credit card details or any other financial information, or make any form of payment, when applying for a job. If you are ever asked to do this by a recruiter on Pure Jobs please click the Report button or contact us with the advertiser's company name and the title of the job vacancy. You should not send any money to anyone. A genuine employer with a job offer would never ask you to do this.

Report this job

Report a job

If you're concerned about a job advert, let us know and our quality team will investigate.

Your name(*)
Invalid Input

Your email address(*)
Invalid Input

Please select you reason(*)

Additional information(*)
Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Subscribe to updates from our blog


However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.