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Buyer in Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF

The Groom Room at Pets at Home is looking for Apprentice Groomers to join our quickly expending Groom Room business.

Job description

Buyer - 39 hours per week

Ref: 18936

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Join our team as a Buyer at Pets at Home, the UK's leading pet care business. At Pets at Home, we are committed to providing the best advice, products, and care for pets and their owners. With over 450 stores, 310 Groom Rooms, and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices, we offer a fast-paced, innovative, and fun work environment where our people make a real difference. This is your chance to work for an award-winning company that puts people at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

As a Buyer, you’ll work on a hybrid basis from our Support Office in Handforth (Cheshire) and have full responsibility for sales and margin (cash and %) targets for your category of responsibility as laid out in the Business Plan.

We’re growing our Accessories Trading team and you will take responsibility for negotiating and agreeing annual supplier trading terms as well as developing and implementing a customer facing range strategy that both incorporates current market trends and differentiates Pets at Home from its competitors.

This is a challenging role, you’ll be working at pace and ensuring that all voices are listened to and considered. You’ll need to be able to balance the priorities of both your stakeholders and suppliers.

But you’ll be working within a supportive team and will get a unique insight into how things work across functions. It’s an exciting opportunity that will really empower you.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Creating and implementing effective promotional programmes
  • The development and introduction of exciting and innovative new products, including own brand
  • Taking a proactive position in working closely with our supply and logistics teams to ensure efficient management of our stock file
  • Developing effective and productive working relationships with cross functional teams such as supply, merchandising and marketing
  • Actively engaging and supporting our retail store teams to resolve issues and improve sales
  • Working with both domestic and global suppliers (Europe and Far East) to develop ranges to drive sales and profit growth
  • Setting our pricing strategy and monitoring retail price movements in the market so that you can react accordingly
  • Working closely with our CRM Loyalty team to gain insights and make customer driven decisions to help drive category growth
  • Working alongside the Online Trading team to help create a seamless customer experience across all of our retail channels

About You

You’ll have experience of working in a Buying role within a FMCG environment and you’ll be able to demonstrate your knowledge of managing far east suppliers and developing own brand ranges.

You will have a passion for product, balanced with understanding the need for commercial acumen.

The role would suit someone who has a blend of both digital and store experience and wants to work as part of a team.

Key experience/skills includes;

  • Experience and a proven record of negotiating annual supplier trading terms that help maximise supplier income
  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels within and outside the organisation, as well as having excellent negotiating skills and a keen attention to detail
  • The ability to learn from others and engage help from across the business

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

About our Purpose

At Pets at Home, we have an ambitious plan, to become “The Best Pet Care Business in the world” and a key part of delivering this in a sustainable way will be our most cherished assets: our People and our Culture. We are a business built on strong values and behaviours which guide everything we do. These are our foundations which will help us to deliver our better world pledge to create a better world for pets and the people who love them.


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 14-06-2023

Expiry Date: 24-06-2023

Extra information

Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF
Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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