Buying Manager

Salary: Competitive

Location: Gresham House, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin


Apply by: 02/11/2021

Buying Manager

Gresham House, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

About the role

Tesco Ireland are currently seeking to appoint a Buying Manager within our Commercial Team. The role is responsible for creating profitable customer driven ranges and promotions to deliver sales and margin targets. The role’s buying plan supports a group of products to support the delivery of the customer plan and promises of ‘I can get what I want’ and ‘the prices are good’.

You will be responsible for

  • Developing a business plan that supports the trade plan of your buying area
  • Constructing and managing ROI ranges
  • Managing and developing my local supply base
  • Sourcing new products and be innovative within your area
  • Developing strong working relationships with UK Buying Teams
  • Focusing on developing a leading product range
  • Working with Technical to develop own label products for range
  • Planning and trading seasonal buys
  • Adhering to all Tesco policies and guidance, including storage protocols and successfully completing all Commercial Income and Grocery Regulations training so that you have zero Grocery Regulations breaches
  • Building and owning sales and margin budgets for your category
  • Understanding and delivering your buy for less target
  • Developing a strong buy/sell plan with suppliers
  • Managing your value for money index
  • Ensuring all agreements are accurate and recorded in writing in line with Commercial processes, and reporting Grocery Regulations complaints to Legal within 48hours of receipt
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always act with integrity and due diligence
  • Your buying plan will support the delivery of the customer plan
  • Providing a great range which gives customers a reason to shop with us across all store formats
  • Ensuring that your buying area has a robust trade plan
  • Developing a key supplier base to achieve competitive advantage
  • Negotiating product cost and rebates to continually drive down costs for our customers
  • Planning and negotiating market leading promotions

You will need

  • Experience in seasonal buying is desirable 
  • Buying Skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Key commercial skills i.e. Range Management, Supplier Management, Strategic Planning, Financial Acumen, Margin Management
  • Analysing data and reporting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong computer skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point)

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Bonus Scheme*
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member)
  • Annual leave starting at 21 days
  • Save As You Earn Scheme*

*Rules of the scheme apply

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.

Our core purpose is ‘Serving Irelands” shoppers a little better every day’.

Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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