· Salary Competitive · Role area Buying & Merchandising · Contract type Permanent · Job reference HRGUD416831 · Location Milton Keynes MK9 2NW · Are you an experienced Buyer looking for your next challenge?
We're looking for an ambitious and experienced Buyer to join us within our Computing product category based in Milton Keynes.
You will be responsible for translating and then executing the category strategy for a given product range/series to deliver profitable growth, ensuring that we always offer our customers the highest quality and the greatest value. After all, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.
What you will be responsible for, as a Buyer:
Create and implement a customer driven strategic vision for ranges in line with the category strategy with clearly defined and measurable initiatives. Use knowledge of markets and suppliers, inform the category budget and create and implement trading plans to achieve category strategy Deliver the own brand proposition through product design, product briefs, sourcing and negotiation of exclusive propositions to differentiate us vs the market. Work with Design teams for development of own brand products and liaise with the Product Technologist in setting the quality criteria for own label products ensuring the optimal balance between quality and price is maintained Monitor market trends, competitor activity, price positioning and stock availability and work in partnership with Senior Merchandisers to react appropriately to maximise sales, profitability and market share Act as a coach by managing Assistant Buyers and Admin Assistants, regularly assessing individuals' performance and giving feedback where appropriate.
Does our Buyer role sound like the perfect career move for you?
We know that candidates may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. We also know that ‘normal' office hours aren't always doable, and while we can't accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked. So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren't sure if you are 100% there yet… why not apply and see how it goes?
Here at Sainsbury's Argos we're a proud equal opportunities employer that values diversity at every level of our business. Inclusion and Diversity are fundamental to our culture and values, fostering an innovative, collaborative and fast paced work environment that means we can build a better future for our colleagues and our customers. Everyone is welcome at Sainsbury's Argos. Want to find out more? Then visit our Diversity & Inclusion page on our Careers site – www.argos.careers/diversityandinclusion