Assistant Buyer - Laundry
The Laundry Assistant Buyer role has full responsibility for the freestanding Dishwasher category as well as heavily supporting the Senior Buyer on Washing Machines. Ideal for a confident individual looking for their next step in a varied and fast paced role that provides a broad scope for development; from building relationships with big name brands on 5 star new technology launches, developing new products in the Dishwasher own brand range and also managing a direct report. This role is perfect for someone with ambition to help grow one of the largest categories in MDA.
There's no feeling quite like uniting tech lovers everywhere and we get to do it every single day. Connecting our people, our customers and our partners. We're a team of 41,000 colleagues working across nine countries to deliver excellence. Be part of framing the future with us. You'll certainly feel proud when you see what you can achieve here.
Your key responsibilities include:
•Compile previous range analysis of market, customer, competitor and financial performance to generate strategy.
•Work with the category manager to source, setup and market new products and ranges.
•Work with the Merchandising team to develop and deliver a comprehensive Merchandise area strategy that meets our customer needs and identifies opportunities and risks.
•Provide support to the Category Manager to analyse market share and competitor information and present competitor packs highlighting key issues with conclusions and recommended actions.
•Build good supplier relationships by being a key contact for day to day supplier related issues to support the Category Manager.
•Provide support to the Category Manager to compile and update category promotional plans and ascertain with Stock Planner what stock is required to support these plans.
Key Skills include:
•Experience working within a FMCG/Fashion or Hard Goods fast paced retailer.
•Strong Microsoft Excel skills
•A background in Buying, Merchandising or Category Management at a junior level
•Previous experience of stakeholder management
•Exposure to managing supplier relationships
We're one team and we celebrate all of the great things you do. One way we show our gratitude is by giving you access to a range of lifestyle benefits, including:
• Company Pension Scheme
• Free on-site Gym
• Discretionary/Performance based bonus
• Colleague Discounts (shopping, cinema, food discounts etc)
Beyond that, we'll be with you every step of the way, enabling you to get the most out of your role. Training plans are a given, and you'll have access to additional e-learning resources to really see your career develop in the way you want. We're building a team that brings technology to people, making their lives better, easier and fuller, and you can be part of it.