Buying Manager - F&F (Parental Leave Cover - Part-time)

Hours: 21.75

Salary: Competitive

Location: WGC

United Kingdom

Apply by: 23/03/2023

Buying Manager - F&F (Parental Leave Cover - Part-time)


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About the role

We are delighted to share that we are recruiting for an experienced and passionate Buying Manager to join our dynamic Clothing team here at Tesco on a Parental cover contract (Part-time).  Tesco is a leading multinational retailer and as a Buying Manager here at Tesco, you will play a huge role within the team. Working alongside the Head of Buying, you will be responsible for ensuring we plan and deliver the most commercial and profitable ranges to meet our Customer’s needs. 

This role would suit someone who is already an acting Buyer looking for a new challenge.

You will be responsible for

  • Creating a topline strategy for your department working with your Merchandise Planning Manager 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 set the standard.
  • Building ranges for your category with merchandising colleagues, making sure you cater for all formats, countries and events.
  • Reviewing existing supplier performance and leading the sourcing strategy for the department in agreement with your Head of Buying
  • 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 Merchandise Planning Manager and suppliers to handle risk and opps. Ensuring we have 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 establish 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 strong 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
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Product development experience
  • Range and trade planning experience
  • Leading and developing teams
  • Sourcing and managing a remote supply base inc. FE/NE travel
  • Building strong business partnerships
  • Negotiation skills
  • Range and trade planning experience
  • Data analysis and numeracy skills
  • 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 are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays).
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay.
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home.
  • 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.

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues.

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for 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.

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