Assistant Buyer - General Merchandise (fixed term contract)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 03/07/2020


Assistant Buyer - General Merchandise (fixed term contract)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will be 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 have a breadth of experience within buying & range management - This is an established Assistant Buyer role

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

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:

  • Annual bonus scheme where you can earn up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day, rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

Application process

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

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