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Assistant Buyer - VGS

Refresh your career. Revolutionise retail.

Argos is shaking things up. We’re going digital in a big way and giving our customers more of what they want, when they want it.

Would you like to play a key part in an exciting journey to transform Argos into a digital retail leader? Do you have what it takes to develop your own product range? If the answer is YES, this is your opportunity!

We are recruiting for Assistant Buyers across various categories. This role is a perfect opportunity for existing Assistant Buyers/ Junior Buyers to grow and progress, as you will be expected to manage a large budget, giving you all the skills you'll need to become a Buyer.

As a Junior Buyer (we call it Assistant Buyer), having accountability for your own range, with the support of the Buyer, you will manage every aspect of buying a category; making ranging decisions, reporting sales, managing supplier relationships, promotional planning, and much more! You will be fully responsible for our promotional programme and negotiating deals worth tens of millions of pounds on a daily basis. Your relationship building skills will be put to the test as you strive to achieve results with both suppliers and internal functions such as marketing, online and supply.

As an Assistant Buyer your main responsibilities will be:

Shaping and implementing the strategic direction and financial plans for your range
Own brand product development
Delivering promotions and ranges to your target customers
Negotiating with your suppliers whilst creating sustainable partnerships
Planning and executing the sourcing of both domestic and non UK products
Monitoring and driving sales through targeted promotional activity

As an Assistant Buyer your skills & experience will ideally include:

Buying within retail
International sourcing experience
Sound commercial acumen
Using complex data to analyse forecasts and sales figures
Setting commercially viable margins
Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
Acting with pace in a structured and organised manner
Putting customers at the heart of your decisions
Innovative, adaptive, enquiring and challenging mind

What you’ll get in return:

At Argos, as well as the usual company benefits, which include, 24 days holiday, save as you earn scheme, discretionary annual bonus, company pension scheme, you will work in an exciting environment, with the potential to develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.
Central to that with Argos Trading is our Commercial Essentials programme, which aims to give you commercial thinking to be brilliant in your role now, and in the future.

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