Senior Buyer - Home Living - FTC - 18001YFF)
We’re looking for an ambitious and experienced Senior Buyer to join our Home Living team based in Ansty Park on a Fixed Term Contract. You will be responsible for the planning and execution of sourcing, selection, and trading strategy for a given product department / range, ensuring that we always offer our customers the highest quality and the greatest value.
Senior Buyers here at Sainsbury’s Argos have the freedom and autonomy to succeed. From the outset, you’ll think quickly and act decisively. You’ll build strong relationships with suppliers, implement the category strategy to maximise sales and improve margins. The credibility to influence at a very senior level in the business is vital. You’ll be able to act as a coach and leader to your team, ensuring that we keep one step ahead of retail trends, competitor activities and consumer demands.
Does this sound like the perfect role for you?
A proven track record in delivering and maintaining a distinct point of difference across your category is essential. You must have the experience to review suppliers, introduce new sources and negotiate trading terms. Your Buying experience will give you the knowledge to oversee supply, ensure continuity and product availability. A background in a complex, constantly changing retail environment would be ideal.
As a Senior Buyer, your responsibilities will include:
Negotiating & Sourcing
Product Development & Launch
Promotions & Events
Stock & Supply
Team Management & Support
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