Buying Manager

Salary: Competitive

Location: Gresham House, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (Hybrid Working)


Apply by: 25/05/2022

Buying Manager

Gresham House, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (Hybrid Working)

About the role

Tesco Ireland are currently seeking to appoint a Buying Manager for the Crisps and Biscuits category 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

  • Minimum of 2-3 years buying experience
  • 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
  • Pension Scheme*
  • Bonus Scheme*
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member)
  • Annual leave starting at 21 days
  • Save As You Earn Scheme*

*Entry requirements and rules of the scheme apply

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet. Through initiatives like the Tesco Community Fund, our association with Children’s Health Foundation, our partnership with FoodCloud and our Stronger Starts programme, we have supported over 20,000 community groups, raised over €6 million for medical equipment, and provided almost 15 million meals nationwide, to those living in food insecurity.

Tesco has operated in the Irish retail market since 1997, and with 152 stores nationwide, it employs over 13,000 people in cities and towns around Ireland, supporting almost 45,000 jobs directly and indirectly. It partners with over 490 Irish suppliers - of which almost three-quarters are small and medium enterprises - which in turn supports almost 14,000 farming families around Ireland.

We work closely with suppliers across Ireland who are dedicated to making the best products for our customers and this is reflected in the numerous awards our products have won over the years including Blás Na hÉireann, World Steak Challenge and Great Taste Awards.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated.   At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.

We are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We’re proud sponsors of the Dublin and Cork Pride festivals. We’ve taken steps to ensure our stores are places where everyone feels welcome to shop too, with colleagues all trained to support those with a visible or hidden disability through the Sunflower Lanyard programme.

Tesco has been certified as a Great Place to Work for five consecutive years and has also been recognised as a Best Workplace for Women in Ireland.

We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

Application process

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

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