One Stop - Buying Manager Confectionary, Crisps and Seasonal

Hours: 37.5

Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Location: Brownhills

United Kingdom

Apply by: 19/10/2022

One Stop - Buying Manager Confectionary, Crisps and Seasonal


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About the role

At One Stop we aim to serve our local shoppers a little better every day, with a culture that is friendly, fun and where everyone is treated with respect, you have a really great place to work. As part of the team you can make a difference to our business by:

  •  Treating each other how they like to be treated.
  •  Making things easier.
  •  Working together as one team.
  •  Making our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We want you to understand the business inside out, we need you to live and embed our values and build great relationships with the amazing people across our business.

You will be responsible for

Assist in creating a strategic plan for a complex super fast-moving category including line management of seasonal focussed areas, to deliver better for customers and simpler for stores.

Work cross functionally to ensure customer perception consistently improves and our plans/initiatives are delivered effectively, efficiently and on time.

Understand market competition and identify new opportunities.

Create a promotional plan that is best in class and appeals to our customers. Including 1st to market innovation and initiatives – working with the wider group to deliver PO5 initiatives.

Deliver the financial targets of the business whilst consistently improve our range to our customers – managing price competitively whilst managing profitability inline with deadlines

Collaboration with our supplier partners to develop and deliver Buy Move Sell plans for the business and customers following GSCOP principles and our core values – delivering E2E efficiencies and initiative as well as contingency plans when needed.

Work cross functionally with the wider team including retail, marketing and online to ensure we build and present plans which are right for stores and is simple to execute

Work with supply chain to deliver best route to market, improve availability, reduce waste and understand MOQ impacts. Understanding phasing plans linked to seasonal areas to create deliverable plans.

Ensure projects are reviewed and deliver my objectives – identifying route cause of problems, offering other solutions.

Ask for and action feedback. Have a personal development plan for my behavioural and technical needs.

I manage & conduct work activities in such a way as to ensure the safety, health & welfare at work of all colleagues & customers including new legislation compliance (HFSS)

Technical Skills:

Influencing & negotiation

Stakeholder management

Supplier management

Buying and Range management

Trade planning

Forecasting and waste management


Commercial buying experience

Category management

Understanding of the business strategy

Leading and developing individuals

Clear demonstration of self learning / PDP

You will need

Understand how we lead:

Believe in each other:

Building trust-based relationships

Caring for each other

Backing each other

Being clear on our shared purpose

Finding ways to work better together, driving end to end collaboration

Respecting & valuing each others expertise and contribution

Stay Curious:

Looking in different places for new ideas and perspectives

Being inclusive and giving everyone a voice

Wanting to learn more

Seeking to understand yourself and others

Embracing change and adapting to the opportunities and challenges it brings

Understanding how your work enables our purpose and strategy

Be Brave:

Taking responsibility for your decisions and making things happen

Pushing the boundaries by taking measured risks

Doing the right thing for customers, colleagues, communities & the planet

Speaking up when something doesn’t feel right

Being yourself and showing your vulnerabilities

Acknowledging when something doesn’t work; fail fast, share learnings, and move on

Live 80/20:

Doing only the few things that will make the biggest difference

Ruthless prioritisation

Finding creative ways to get there quicker and with less effort

Acting like it’s your own money, resource and time

Striving for progress over perfection

Using what’s already there, not always needing to reinvent

About us

One Stop Stores Ltd is a leading organisation in the UK Convenience Store market, we are owned by Tesco PLC but operated as a separate business.

One Stop is a retail convenience business with over 850 shops and a key focus on being the best store for customers in the neighbourhood. Open 7 days a week

One Stop aims to meet the needs of all its local customers. Since 2003 we have been a subsidiary of Tesco.

With our stores situated throughout England and Wales, there’s sure to be a
One Stop near where you live or work.

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