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Retail - Supply Chain and Buying




Greater Manchester

Job Overview

About The Role

As a Category Buyer at AO, you’ll plan, source, and manage a defined range of branded products in-line with market trends and competitor activity.

It’s challenging whilst rewarding, providing lots of opportunity for you to build relationships and collaborate across a variety of departments both internally and externally, always working towards our strategic goals as a trading team.

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

  • Maximise sales & profit margin for defined categories
  • Manage & negotiate terms of contract with suppliers
  • Negotiate product support in a fluctuating market
  • Optimise products
  • Analyse & report sales figures
  • Source and implement ranges from branded key suppliers
  • Manage and deliver a successful and demanding promotional strategy
  • Track and react to competitor activity, whilst monitoring market fluctuations and trends
  • Build and maintain excellent working relationships with key manufactures & suppliers
  • Manage stock holding & aged stock within agreed KPI’s
  • Work cross-departmentally to deliver best strategy

A Few Things About You

  • Experience of buying within retail and/or e-commerce
  • Analytical understanding of numbers
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data to an exceptional standard
  • Ability to successfully negotiate trading and extended ranges
  • Ability to successfully negotiate incremental marketing funds
  • Supplier management - strong professional relationships with all Account Managers

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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