Buying Manager - Sports (12 month Parental Leave Cover)

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 15/07/2024

Buying Manager - Sports (12 month Parental Leave Cover)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

We are delighted to share that we are recruiting for an experienced and passionate Buying Manager within our Sportswear collection on a 12 month Parental Leave Cover contract  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 a 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

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What’s in it for you

We’re all about the little helps. That’s why we give our wonderful colleagues bags of benefits. Including wellbeing services, an award-winning pension scheme and much, much more, our colleague reward package keeps on giving. And helps make every day a little better for you and your family. These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 20% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here
  • 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 full range of 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 proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working.  Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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