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Buyer - Nursery and Toys

Would you like to play a key part in and delivering Nursery & Toys at Argos? Do you have what it takes to develop your own product range? If the answer is YES, this could be your opportunity!

From Lego and Playmobil to Vtech, this is a high performing category, we are looking for someone to be responsible for defining and delivering the Nursery & Toys range strategy for 10,000 products!

Working closely with internal teams in Trading, Digital, Merchandising and Supply so our customers can get what they want, where and when they want it. That’s where you’ll come in.

As a Buyer within our Niursery and Toys category you will not only be focusing on the operational running of the day to day category but also the opportunity to lead the future direction of Nursery and Toys at Argos, both in store and at the forefront of digital retailing.

This is an opportunity to develop market beating product ranges that must reflect on trend design and lifestyle for our customers from concept. Therefore, you must have passion and ability to interpret trends into suitable product ranges.

Day to day you will use digital data and product knowledge to generate short and long-term actionable trading plans to deliver margins. You will capitalise on those ideas through the deployment of a variety of trading strategies, commercial negotiations and collaborate with different functions such as merchandising and digital teams.

Looking further ahead, you will be formulating a commercial buying strategy which will cover many different areas that are crucial for business success. Once this is set you will work passionately with others to implement this and review to assess whether you have delivered a commercially viable range that can withstand market competition. Therefore, you will be heavily customer and competition focused for expert product and range development.

You’ll need a flair for innovative thinking and some pretty impressive organisational skills as well. Add to that a talent for hitting targets, and we should definitely talk.

About Argos:

Argos is on a journey to become 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 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 a 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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