Clothing at Tesco

Buying Manager - Kidswear

Welwyn Garden City
26 Apr 2012
24 May 2012
Job Type

Buying Manager - Kidswear

Welwyn Garden City

Help millions of online customers to enjoy the latest fashion through Clothing at Tesco – a rapidly growing e-commerce business that’s part of the world’s largest retailer.

With your help, we want to establish F&F as one of the biggest global fashion brands online.

We’re not your average online clothes retailer. Our range is updated every 6-8 weeks with the latest trends, whether it’s our F&F label or top name brands – all at the price and quality that Tesco customers expect.

You’ll join a team of people who love working in online fashion. They’re a trendy bunch with high expectations and they’re ready to help you grow your career.

Job Role

As a Buying Manager within our Online Direct team, your role will be to create profitable customer driven ranges and promotions to deliver sales and margin targets and ensure your 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'.

Your responsibilities will be to:
• Ensure your buying plan supports delivery of the customer plan
• Hit sales and margin targets and then beat them
• Have a great range which gives customers a reason to shop with us across all store formats and all trading formats
• Develop your supplier base to achieve competitive advantage
• Negotiate product cost to continually drive down costs for our customers
• Plan and negotiate market leading promotions
• Use the exit process to optimise sell through and minimise exit costs
• Always try to make things simpler for stores
• Deliver against the critical path

The Candidate
• You will have Buying experience within a multi site retail consumer business, along with an understanding of country and global supply chain processes.
• You will have strong leadership skills with the ability to manage the performance of others.
• You will also be able to demonstrate a successful track record of buying products and have an understanding of fabric/garment construction.

If working in fashion with some of the best in the business isn’t enough, you could also get the opportunity to:
• Share in our success with a profit sharing and bonus scheme
• Save money with exclusive staff discounts and a Privilege Card
• Plan for the future with a pension scheme and life assurance
• Get discounted rates on health cash plans, dental cover and private medical insurance