The Papershop category at Sainsbury’s are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join their team. Having full ownership of specific products will require an experienced individual to come in and hit the ground running.
You’ll be responsible for carrying out the sourcing and selection strategy for a designated product range, with the aim being to deliver great on trend products at fair prices to our customers – they are at the heart of everything we do.
You will be a confident communicator with a strong sense of team spirit.
You will work cross functionally with the Buying, Merchandising, Marketing and Design teams and work closely with global suppliers and far-east sourcing office.
It will be crucial that range launch timescales are met and ensuring agreed levels of good, better and best products are bought in line with the overall department strategy.
You will work closely with the Buyer’s admin assistant on the team to guide and support with workload and day to day admin management.
You will regularly visit stores and liaise with the Visual Merchandising/Range Planning teams to help continuously improve the shopping experience for customers.
As an Assistant Buyer, you will have…
Previous experience in an Admin/Assistant Buyer role
An understanding of commercial issues
A passion for products and their development
Strong understanding of buying processes
Ability to work under pressure in a fast moving dynamic retail environment
Ability to adapt on a day to day basis
High attention to detail and accuracy
Curiosity to explore our competitors to ensure we are best in class
At Sainsbury’s Argos, it’s our aim to become the digital market leader in choice, value and convenience. Since Argos became part of the Sainsbury’s group in September 2016 forming Sainsbury’s Argos we are now one of the largest General Merchandise and Clothing businesses in the UK with over 90,000 products across 2200 stores.
To help grow the General Merchandise and Clothing parts of our business our Commercial teams based in Ansty Park, Coventry and Milton Keynes have never been more important. They’re the people who ultimately source and provide the customers the products they want when they want them - ensuring we place our customers at the heart of everything we do.
Together we have a great opportunity to build a brilliant future and do a fantastic job for all our customers and you have the opportunity to help support this as you grow your career with us.