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Buying Assistant - Bedding & Textiles

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!

At Argos, we want to ensure our customers can get what they want, where and when they want it. And it’s our Buying team who make sure we get it right every time.

However, to keep doing it, they need your help. Your role will be to support the team with everything from admin to promotional activity. You’ll keep an eye on our competition too – recording price comparisons both online and in-store. Whilst the team works to constantly predict what our customers’ will need next, you’ll be doing the same for them.

Our current vacancy sits within the Homewares category, specifically looking after bedding and textiles, it’s a highly profitable category for Argos. You will work closely with Design, QA, Stock, Digital and importantly the Sainsbury’s Bedroom trading team. It’s a strong, committed and passionate team, that work well together but also individually have opportunities to shine.

This is an excellent opportunity to get to know the Buying world and to start building your own career in it. To make the most of it, you’ll need a degree level qualification, retail experience and a talent for analysing data and trends. Sound about right? Get in touch.

About Argos:

Argos is a digital retail leader. Our goal is to provide customers with a state-of-the-art experience to suit the digital age, no matter what channel they use. To achieve this, we’re transforming every area of the business, from new concept stores and new technologies to innovative and compelling product ranges. This is the perfect time to join us in thinking big, acting boldly - and exploring the full potential of our brand.

As a Buying Assistant, 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 a Buying Assistant, 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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