About the role:
This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to drive
the growth of ASDA's World Food business. You will be responsible for
sourcing and buying ranges covering multiple ethnicities.
This role will be suitable for an experienced Buying Assistant who is
ready to step up or an existing Buyer looking for a new challenge.
The ins and outs:
•Supporting delivery of the business plans
•Understanding customers and implementing a strategy that suits their
•Product development, range change, price position and promotions
•Negotiating with suppliers to keep costs down for our customers,
whilst at the same time driving quality improvements
•Understanding, tracking & negotiating around key commodities
•Market, Customer & Competitor Analysis
•Working to tight deadlines and a number of category critical paths
•Planning and liaising with core stakeholders
What you’ll need:
•A proven track record in a Buying Assistant, Trading Assistant or
Buyer/ Buying role
•To demonstrate an awareness of customer requirements, market trends
and competitor ranges; identifying strategic opportunities and
innovative product ideas
•The ability to manage and influence a diverse supplier base
•The ability to negotiate effectively
•Strong analytical abilities and sound commercial awareness
•Strong team player
Full Time / Part Time
Hours Per Week
(7.5 hrs = 1 day)
Days Shift Group
Join Asda and you won't just be part of a fast-paced culture. You'll be part of a mission to save our customers money every day. It's a simple idea that makes every minute of every day a real adventure. As well as outstanding development, there's the buzzing atmosphere you'd expect in a place where everyone works together because everyone counts.
About the Business Unit
About our Home Office We're very proud of our Yorkshire roots and Asda House, our Home Office, is still in Leeds. The teams at Asda House provide support to all of our stores nationally through many diverse roles. So in the queue for lunch at the onsite restaurant you might find a Buyer, a Solicitor, a Chartered Surveyor, a Project Manager, a Marketing Manager or an Accountant at any one time! There are a wide variety of different departments all working together to support our store colleagues who are out there on the front line, keeping our customers happy and saving them money every day.