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 we want them to know that too.
As part of our Buying team, you’ll make sure that they do. You’ll help with a huge range of promotional work – getting involved in overall strategy as well as targeted campaigns. Online marketing plays an essential part in letting our customers’ know about the amazing products we have on offer, and this will be a big focus for you.
That’s not all you’ll do though. We’re looking for someone who is as excited about buying as we are, so that we can share our experience and help you to develop a career here. You’ll need a degree level qualification as well - and some retail experience, including as a good understanding of the online environment.
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 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