Retail Buying Manager,

United Kingdom, ,

Business unit: Paints and Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit


Retail Buying Manager
Competitive package & benefits
Altrincham, Cheshire
An experienced Retail Buying Manager with category management and negotiation expertise you are ready for your next challenge.  That’s what we can offer you at AkzoNobel – the home to world class products including the Dulux Super Brand.
Recognised as a Top Employer, we are looking for a retail buying professional to join the Trading team of Dulux Decorator Centre, our national network of retail stores, where you will drive the performance of your categories and support the enhancement of our overall customer proposition.
As Retail Buying Manager you will need to demonstrate that you put our customer at the heart of every decision you make from developing and implementing range, service and logistical solutions to creating and delivering promotional and pricing  plans.   You need to also demonstrate the ability to evaluate performance, learning from your successes and your mistakes to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our initiatives.

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Closing date

July 23, 2019

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United Kingdom

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Paints and Coatings

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Of graduate calibre you must have proven retail buying experience.  You will have been involved in managing and driving performance through the management of multi brand categories, external suppliers and leading a team of buyers or buying assistants.  You will be commercially astute, highly analytical and able to think strategically as well as operate tactically.  A good project manager and leader of change you will possess strong communication skills to influence throughout the business.  You will also be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
Part of AkzoNobel, a market-leading global business operating in over 80 countries, Dulux Decorator Centre is the largest decorating retail store network in the UK. With over 215 stores nationwide and still growing, we bring a huge range of services and products to decorating professionals and DIY enthusiasts across the country.
At Dulux Decorator Centre, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be a Retail Buying Manager in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.
Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.
We may consider flexible working for this role.