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Buyer - Home Textiles - 6 month fixed term contract

Within Sainsbury’s Home Textiles, we are looking for a Buyer to join the team for a 6 month period! We are looking for a commercial buyer with a commercial edge but overall, a real passion for products.

You’ll be executing the sourcing and selection strategy across Home Textiles, through effective negotiation, supplier management and by identifying the most cost effective sourcing routes. You’ll also be looking after our future buying talent, with a team of dedicated junior buyers and admin assistants who will be looking to you for coaching and development, so you’ll need to be a confident leader too.

Of course, if you’re designing and supplying the right tools for everyone else to do their jobs, we’ll make sure you have the right ones to do yours too with a supportive collaborative network of merchandisers, trading support, and customer insight.

Your background will preferably be in non-food omni-channel buying and you’ll be adept at hitting targets whether that’s margin, stock, availability or sales. You’ll be juggling lots of relationships from global suppliers to senior stakeholders in a fast paced retail environment so you need to be a confident communicator with stellar negotiation skills.

We’re offering an opportunity for an established Buyer to really explore their creative range building skillset whilst injecting some invaluable buying expertise into one of the UK’s best loved brands.

At Sainsbury’s Argos, it’s our aim to become the digital market leader in choice, value and convenience. Since Argos became part of the Sainsbury’s group in September 2016 forming Sainsbury’s Argos we are now one of the largest General Merchandise and Clothing businesses in the UK with over 90,000 products across 2200 stores.

To help grow the General Merchandise and Clothing parts of our business our Commercial teams based in Ansty Park, Coventry and Milton Keynes have never been more important. They’re the people who ultimately source and provide the customers the products they want when they want them - ensuring we place our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Together we have a great opportunity to build a brilliant future and do a fantastic job for all our customers and you have the opportunity to help support this as you grow your career with us.

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