Assistant Buyer - Audio - Parental Cover

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 20/09/2019


Assistant Buyer - Audio - Parental Cover

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

About the role

You will be a key part of the Buying department team, supporting our Buying Managers 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 your manager 
  • Understanding customer needs, markets trends and competitor activity
  • Help 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) experience 
  • Product development and sourcing experience
  • Report preparation and analysis experience

Key people and teams you will work with:

  • Assistant Merchandise Planners, Customer Proposition Analysts, Assistant Web Traders, Design Assistants
  • HSC Administration Team 
  • Suppliers (incl. artwork agencies)

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

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.

We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.

Everything is underpinned by our continuous drive for the best tools and technology to deliver our vision. We’re driving innovation and transforming our Technology to become the world’s leading retailer.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; Passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package, and significant career development opportunities.

Joining us means playing a part in defining; building and launching an ambitious roadmap of digital products that could affect the lives of millions of people over the years to come.

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you!

Note: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on 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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