Assistant Buyer - F&F (FTC)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Hatfield AL10 9SN

United Kingdom

Apply by: 26/02/2020

Assistant Buyer - F&F (FTC)

Hatfield AL10 9SN

About the role

You will be a key part of the buying team, supporting your Buying Manager to ensure F&F customers can buy beautiful products that are great quality at the right prices. 

You will be responsible for

  • Providing support to keep the function running smoothly
  • Preparing information, product or analysis (including Monday trade)
  • Conducting regular store/website visits to understand our competition ranges and prices and to help shape our future product and range requirements.
  • Identifying new product opportunities and understanding how to work through the different stages of product development from concept to production in order to to bring new products to the ranges.
  • Active involvement in range building process to support my manager to deliver great products and great ranges hitting all the key meeting milestones.
  • Negotiating (with support from your manager) prices across multiple products.
  • Understanding product components, technical requirements, sourcing and supply chain issues and commercial margin parameters.
  • Liaising with HUBs and suppliers to monitor critical path taking actions to ensure on time delivery
  • Day-to-Day management of Buying Administrators within the team, developing both their technical and leadership skills
  • Understanding and supporting the departmental sourcing strategy.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

  • Clothing retail experience
  • Product development and sourcing experience
  • Range building skills
  • Report preparation and analysis skills
  • Ideally line management responsibility
  • Data analysis and numeracy skills
  • MS Office

Key teams/people you will work with:

  • Assistant Designers
  • Assistant Merchandise Planners
  • Technical managers
  • HUB teams and suppliers

People, budgets and other resources you will be responsible for:

  • Day to day management of Buying Administrators
  • Range building alongside your Buying Manager
  • Supporting with the department strategy (range for the future as well as sourcing)

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

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!

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!

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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