Sainsburys UK Jobs – Buyer

  • Full Time
  • Coventry

Website Sainsburys

Buyer – Kitchenshop

– 220007MY)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our General Merchandise team as Buyer on Homeware. Our Buying teams on General Merchandise are key to delivering our ‘brands that deliver’ strategy. We’re a friendly team who love all things Homeware! Our buying teams are responsible for delivering our exciting and ambitious growth plans, offering our customers a great range of products, at a great price, through our multi-channel business.

We absolutely see the value in allowing our colleagues to work flexibly and that’s why our ways of working policy allows you to maintain a great work/life balance and gives you the opportunity to make your hours work for you, with plenty of opportunity to work from home.

You’ll be responsible for translating and executing the category strategy for a given product range to delivery profitable growth. Accountable for the owning and supporting the delivery of agreed target KPIs (including sales, margin, stock, availability, digital metrics and customer satisfaction) in line with the category strategy. Accountable for buying own brand and branded ranges, trading a customer focused proposition through their teams, establishing effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders at a senior level to ensure delivery of strategy.

As a Buyer you’ll:

  • Support the Senior Buyer and Buying Manager on the category strategy. Work with product development and Global sourcing, inputting into cost effective capable sourcing routes to maximise profit.
  • Manage and support the Assistant Buyers and Buying Admin Assistants.
  • Create and implement a customer driven strategic vision for their ranges in line with the category strategy with clearly defined and measurable initiatives.
  • Use knowledge of markets and suppliers you’ll inform the category budget and create/implement trading plans to achieve category strategy.
  • Managing pricing across category to achieve a competitive position without compromising profitability
  • Work with merchandising to develop annual budget phasing and developing reforecast throughout the year.
  • Work strategically with brands to secure exclusive, winning, and compelling promotions and events; allowing us to win customers
  • Conduct regular store visits and build relationships with the retail teams.

Our Buying team would love to see:

  • Commercial awareness and previous Buying experience, preferably within a non-food retail environment
  • A passion for product, balanced with understanding the need for commercial acumen
  • Proven track record of delivering results as an individual and within a team
  • An understanding of financial leavers to drive product performance.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective communicator, presenter, and team player with an ability to bring others with them to deliver the strategy.
  • Ability to focus on the customer and make decisions based on customer feedback
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving and provide resolution in a fast-paced environment

Why Sainsbury’s

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.

As well as a great work-life balance, lots of on-the-job training and endless opportunities, click here for more detail on our benefits:


Primary Location


Work Locations

Coventry Store Support Centre – Ansty Park and Home Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre Draken Drive Ansty ParkAnsty Coventry CV7 9RD





Advertised Salary Competitive

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