Buying Manager - Baby Girl - F&F

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 13/10/2020


Buying Manager - Baby Girl - F&F

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will buy great quality product ranges for your customers that are relevant and on trend at the best prices. You will also lead and develop your team of Assistant Buyer and Buying Administrator and manage the supply base to deliver this.

You will be responsible for

  • Creating a topline strategy for your department working with your MPM and your team to deliver this each season.
  • Working with the design team to research and develop product ranges that will hit seasonal trends and raise the bar.
  • Building customer focused ranges for your department with merchandising colleagues, making sure you cater for all formats, countries and events.
  • Reviewing existing supplier performance and managing the sourcing strategy for your dept in agreement with HOB
  • Negotiating costs and setting the selling price to deliver product margin for the dept - working with suppliers and technical team to ensure fit and quality standards are met.
  • Overseeing critical path with your team and suppliers, ensuring key dates are met to ensure on time launch.
  • Trading your department with your MPM and suppliers to manage risk and opps. Ensuring you have an extensive knowledge of the market and competition,visiting stores to establish any shifts or trends that may affect sales and require action.
  • Conducting seasonal buying trips to build relationships with suppliers, understand manufacturing capability and opportunities, develop new products and negotiate prices and capacity plans.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Developing and leading a high performing team, giving them the opportunities to be their best
  • You will manage additional responsibilities that contribute to the running of the division and support your peer group.

You will need

  • Clothing buying experience - approx 3yrs at Buyer level
  • Strategic planning
  • Product development
  • Range and trade planning
  • Leading and developing teams
  • Sourcing and managing a remote supply base inc. FE/NE travel
  • Building strong business partnerships
  • Negotiation
  • Range and trade planning
  • Data analysis and numeracy
  • Coaching and managing people

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 25 days plus a personal day (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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