Friday , September 29 2023

WHSmith Jobs in London – Junior Buyer

Website WHSmith

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to work in a fast paced environment and will work well in a team. The role requires an organised individual, capable of managing complex information and supporting the team in all areas of activity.


Job Responsibilities:

In this role you will have buying responsibility across our snacking range, selecting and developing profitable new ranges and generating new ideas on how to grow YOY sales, margin and income. You’ll build up strong relationships with suppliers to deliver effective and profitable plans, working closely with the supply base to ensure in store availability is maintained, whilst managing the waste performance within budget. You will deliver meaningful reports and cut through the information/detail in order to get to the real issue, keeping abreast of market trends and competitor activity in a fast paced environment, to help identify new opportunities as well as changes to our existing offering.

Job Requirements:

We are looking for someone within a Retail/FMCG background and previous experience within a Buying or category management role. Ideally you will be educated to a degree standard or equivalent. You should be confident and approachable, enthusiastic and excited about the project, having the ability to work cross functionally. You should have a net understanding of business (i.e. buying and stock) and strong presentation skills with the ability to use creative thought processes – on product, promotions, displays and deals. You should have excellent numerical and analysis capability with strong Microsoft Excel skills including V lookups and pivot tables. You should have a proven track record of delivering strong levels of supplier income and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Job Details:

Company: WHSmith

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A


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