Sainsburys Jobs 2023 – Buyer

  • Full Time
  • Coventry

Website Sainsburys

Buyer – Womenswear

– 220007VB)

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our Tu Clothing team as a Buyer within Womenswear! Our Buying teams on Tu Clothing are key to delivering our ‘brands that deliver’ strategy. We’re a friendly team who love all things fashion! 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 will report directly into the Senior Buyer and support them with the delivery of the Category Strategy by building a Customer Proposition that comprises products ranges which surprises, delights and exceeds customers’ expectations. Working alongside the specialists in Merchandising, Global Design, Global Sourcing, Customer Insights and Commercial Strategy.

This role requires the capability to flex from a short-term commercial focus to long term strategic planning when it is appropriate to do so.

As a Buyer you’ll:

  • Support Senior Buyer to compile Range Strategy and input to Range Framework, lead on product proposition for your own area of responsibility.
  • Review customer, market and competitor analysis to make category level decisions and build the category strategy, proposition and plan.
  • Work closely with Global Design and Technical to agree product proposition, product requirements, target price & margin framework and quality architecture.
  • Develop and deliver the range proposition partnering with Merchandising, Global Design, Technical and Global Sourcing to differentiate us vs. the Market. Present to Senior Buyer & Buying Manager for sign off.
  • Input into development of channel strategy at category level, working with Digital.
  • Review ongoing product performance for categories within remit working closely with Merchandising, Technical, Global Sourcing and Global Design.
  • Prepare for regular CRM and Trade meetings by providing commentary and analysis and be an expert in your category market.
  • Work with Global Sourcing to build strong supplier relationships with DI/DS suppliers. Lead on DDP supplier communication and relationships.
  • Own product pricing and build clear Price architecture frameworks for your area of responsibility.
  • Alongside Merchandising, agree category promotional and events annual plan to maximise customer and commercial metrics.
  • Beyond own ranges develop knowledge of wider category to support and where necessary deputise for Senior Buyer.
  • Lead, support and develop a direct report

Our Buying team would love to see:

  • Commercial awareness and previous Buying experience, preferably within Clothing or other 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 levers 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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