Assistant Buyer - GM (Secondment - 3 months)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 28/03/2019

Assistant Buyer - GM (Secondment - 3 months)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

About the role

You are a key part of the buying department team, supporting our Buying Manager to ensure our customers can buy great quality products  at the best price. 

You will be responsible for

- Providing buying support to keep the department running smoothly, report and analysis preparation for my manager 
- Understanding customer needs, markets  trends and competitor activity
- Helping source products for our department, working with International Sourcing
- Identifying potential new products and new suppliers
- Reviewing (with support) our existing suppliers and their performance
- Negotiating (with support) supplier terms agreements (incl. returns), improving the trading position sustainably
- Supporting category merchandising colleagues in the trade planning process
- Working with suppliers and technical team to ensure product quality is achieved and maintained artwork managed
- Managing samples (incl. obtaining them from suppliers as well as storage and disposal)
- Working with HSC Admin, ensuring new products and suppliers are set up accurately and on time
- Maintaining department’s systems and trackers (incl. Buyer View, EQOS, Range Plan) , ensuring they are accurate and updated in a timely manner. 
- Loading Commercial Income and ensuring our suppliers are invoiced correctly
- Reviewing and sharing product returns, identifying opportunities for product improvement
- Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

- FMCG retail (ideally multi-channel)
- Product development and sourcing
- Report preparation and analysis
- Assistant Merchandise Planner, Customer Proposition Analyst, Assistant Web Trader, Design Assistant
- HSC Administration Team, 
- Suppliers (incl. artwork agencies)

Key people and teams you will work with:

- Assistant Merchandise Planner, Customer Proposition Analyst, Assistant Web Trader, Design Assistant
- HSC Administration Team, 
- Suppliers (incl. artwork agencies)

You will be accountable for samples.

About us

Tesco has become a market leader by doing the little things that really matter for our customers and colleagues. It is part of what makes Tesco such a great place to work and we are proud to have been accredited as one of Britain’s Top Employers again this year.

We are the UK's number one retailer and we pride ourselves on offering a great shopping experience. We are passionate about our food, merchandise and services and will always try to get things right for our customers.

But did you know we also offer great job opportunities? With stores, distribution centres and offices across the UK, we have a vast variety of roles and we are always looking for people who have a hunger to work with customers and colleagues across our exciting business. We believe in treating each other with respect and giving everyone an equal opportunity to get on. It's our people that make the difference every day - helping us make a difference for our customers.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone is welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We strive to create a workforce that reflects our customers not only here in the UK, but worldwide. Our aim is to attract and welcome a diverse range applicants from all walks of life and we would love to hear from you!

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details before your agreed start date

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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