Assistant Buyer - Kids Footwear (fixed term contract)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 19/01/2021


Assistant Buyer - Kids Footwear (fixed term contract)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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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.

Ideally we would like someone with footwear buying experience

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

  • Footwear 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:

  • 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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