Buyer – Cycle Parts

Website Oxford Products Ltd

Role: Buyer – Cycle Parts

Location: Witney, Oxfordshire

Salary: Competitive – DOE

The UK’s fastest growing cycle accessory distributor has an exciting Buyer position available within its product team.

Over the last 10 years Oxford Products has grown its presence massively in the Cycle Industry, both domestically and overseas, with a significant product portfolio across all product categories. 

More recently, the range has seen a significant brand update with a rejuvenated packaging proposition in our core categories, along with a number of innovative in-house product developments and progression of third-part brand distribution. All of which has helped the business to become one of the fastest growing cycle accessory distributors, doubling its turnover in the last two years.

As a buyer at Oxford Products you would be involved in all aspects of the buying process, from market analysis, range planning, product development, supplier liaison and cost price negotiation. You will strive to maintain the integrity of the brand and help achieve the company objectives.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of cycle parts, experience of complete product purchasing is essential, ideally involving some international sourcing gained in a similar industry to the cycle sector.  Alternatively someone who comes from cycle retail who has first hand knowledge and experience of  buying, range planning, brand selection and price negotiation with suppliers.

Candidates will be well organised with excellent communication skills, able work on their own initiative, have good attention to detail, be PC literate and have a good knowledge of Excel.  

We also value the ability to: –

  • Identify the needs of the market, source products which meet those needs and then develop and package them to market-leading standards.
  • Examine our current range, identify potential improvements and develop replacement products accordingly.
  • Ensure we are sourcing the best product to maximise the return for the business, our customers and the end user.
  • Provide all the sales tools required for successful product launches and continued growth in sales.
  • Be an active cyclist and have an interest across all avenues of the discipline.

The role is varied with excellent prospects for progression, and would include some travel to trade shows in Europe and the Far East.  If you feel you have the necessary experience and skills to succeed in this post an excellent salary and benefits package awaits: –

  • Competitive salary, generously reviewed annually
  • Monthly bonus scheme + regular profit share bonus + discretionary hardship payments 
  • 28 days holiday (Including Bank) + 5 loyalty days  
  • A truly flexible working culture, with time off for appointments and consideration to personal and family requirements
  • A collaborative, creative and inspiring working environment with continual investment in infrastructure
  • Financial, physical and mental wellbeing support
  • Great training and learning resources
  • Choice of hardware and access to the best software
  • Great work-social life, with generous parties, team-building events, meals out and regular special treats
  • Wide-ranging opportunities for career progression and/or diversification
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free beverages
  • Staff discounts and free sampling opportunities

For more information and an application form please email including a full CV, stating your current salary to David Jesson at davidj@oxprod.com

Closing Date: 10th June 2022

Oxford’s Cycle Division is part of Oxford Products Ltd., a global leader in the two wheeled industry. Established in 1973, OXFORD is now one of the world’s leading suppliers of products to the two-wheeled industry. From its base in Oxfordshire, the company distributes to over 75 partners worldwide. Following unprecedented investment in staff, product development and infrastructure, the company now employs around 160 people and is doubling in size every 5 years.

To apply for this job email your details to davidj@oxprod.com.

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