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Senior Buyer *12 month FTC* in Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF

The Groom Room at Pets at Home is looking for Apprentice Groomers to join our quickly expending Groom Room business.

Job description

Senior Buyer *12 month FTC*

Ref: 458


Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


About the Pets at Home Group

Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products and care. We have over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it's our people that make the real difference. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for an award winning company who put people at the very heart of everything they do.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join us on a 12 month fixed term contract.

As a Senior Buyer, you’ll have full responsibility for sales and margin targets for one of our largest retail sales categories. You’ll be the lead contact for supplier relationships, negotiating and agreeing annual trading terms in line with targets.

This is a challenging role, you’ll be working at pace and ensuring that all voices are listened to and considered. You’ll need to be able to balance the priorities of your stakeholders and suppliers.

But you’ll be joining a supportive team and get a unique insight into how things work across functions. It’s an exciting opportunity that will really empower you.

Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Developing and implementing a customer facing range strategy that incorporates current market trends and differentiates Pets at Home from its competitors
  • Developing and introducing exciting and innovative new products, including own brand
  • Developing effective and productive working relationships with cross functional teams such as Supply, Merchandising and Marketing
  • Working with both domestic and global suppliers (Europe and Far East) to develop ranges in order to drive sales and profit growth
  • Working closely with our CRM loyalty team to gain insights and make customer driven decisions to help drive category growth
  • Deputising for Head of Trading
  • Management of a Buying Assistant and/or another Buyer

About your experience

You’ll have extensive experience as a Senior Buyer within a FMCG environment. Analysis is a key part of the role and so you’ll have a track record of conducting your own commercial analysis.

The role would suit someone who has a blend of both digital and store experience and wants to work as part of a team.

Other key experience/skills includes;

  • A demonstrable knowledge of managing established branded goods
  • A proven record in negotiating annual supplier trading terms that help maximise supplier income
  • An ability to communicate effectively at all levels within and outside the organisation
  • A keen attention to detail
  • A desire to learn from others and engage help across the business

About our purpose

Far more than a retailer, Pets at Home Group is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, fulfilling every possible pet and owner need, from food and accessories to grooming and vet services. Since 1991, we’ve been building a business around pets and their owners and we’ve set our sights on becoming the best pet care business in the world. Join us now and you can be part of that journey, developing your future as we develop ours. This is a place where you can take pride and passion in your work within an inspiring, professional team that’s focused on supporting pets and their owners to live happier lives together.

We’re driven by the wellbeing of pets and we make sure we look after our people too. We depend on your commitment and innovation, and reward it with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Together we’ll create the future of pet care.

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 17-08-2021

Expiry Date: 28-08-2021

Extra information

Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF
Type of Contract
Graduate Jobs
Profession Sub-category
Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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