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Retail - Supply Chain and Buying



Job Overview

About The Role

In this exciting role (well actually 2 roles), as an Assistant Buyer at AO, you will support the MDA category to develop an inspiring product range which achieves company sales targets.

You will get the chance to work with industry leading brands such as Samsung, LG, Hotpoint & Hisense. And not to mention, work in very supportive and encouraging team based on the 3rd floor in Bolton.

We know we work better when we’re together, so all our AOers come into the office Monday to Friday. We collaborate more easily, have continual conversations, we’re more creative, give better support, and all this makes us more motivated and even better at what we do.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

  • Take pride in ensuring all products are set-up with the correct details, specifications, images and videos to offer the best journey for our customer
  • Keep track of competitor activity and offer suggestions to improve category performance
  • Use sales and market information to support the buyer in creating a product range that is inspiring for the customer, relevant to the market and achieves department goals
  • Update and implement the promotional plan and collaborate with marketing and supply chain on the successful launch
  • Accurately keep all systems up to date with correct prices and investigate any discrepancies with urgency
  • Collaborate with the stock team to maintain availability across the products and contribute to forecasting
  • Establish and build strong relationships internally and externally to deliver the best commercial opportunities
  • Assist the Buyer in negotiating with suppliers
  • Attend range reviews with brands to discuss the strategy & interact with products

A Few Things About You

  • Strong experience with Excel and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, prioritise and work within tight timescales
  • Passionate and confident to be able to stand up for what is right for AO and our customers
  • A drive and desire to pursue a career in a fast-paced retail environment

A Bit About Us

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re known for helping our customers brilliantly - and it’s no different for AOers. We care about more than what’s on your CV, because together we can do extraordinary things.

Our Benefits

Our benefits are designed to cover the moments that matter to AOers. From health and wellness to giving back - you’ll be rewarded inside and outside of work.

  • 25 days holiday - earn more days the longer you’re with us, with the option to buy more too!
  • Carry any leftover annual leave into the next holiday year
  • Staff discount at & discounted gym offers
  • Free on-site breakfast
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Packages
  • 2x fully paid charity days a year
  • Internal first approach to recruitment - you get first dibs on any new jobs across the business

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

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