Assistant Buyer/Buyer - Gardening (BB-3FB99)

Found in: Talent UK


Commercial thinking, strategic sourcing and excellent negotiating are the key attributes to this role. You will thrive in a hands-on retail environment and have the drive, confidence and persuasive powers to build the best range offering in the business. Passionate about Horticulture, you’ll bring expert knowledge and be determined to deliver on our mission to be the best in plant retailing.

Due to the current situation we can be flexible on location.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working with our Senior Buyer in Plant range planning, discussing historical and future sales data with the Merchandiser to propose the range structure to meet and exceed our targets.
  • Supplier negotiations and setting up a robust trading plan and promotional calendar.
  • Supporting in strategy and range reviews in line with the agreed buying calendar.
  • Liaising with suppliers in the management of the supply base, ensuring all critical paths are up to date, samples delivered on time and delivery issues are minimised.
  • Ensuring that the finalised range delivers maximum customer experience, taking into account space planning, best sellers, current and future trends, linked sales and targets margins in line with buying and sourcing policies.
  • Collaborating with Marketing, PR and our Online teams to instigate strong and aspirational trading plans both in-store and online, including promotional activity and special events.
  • Working closely with colleagues across the business to ensure the smooth running and success of the department and taking action to deal with any issues that arise.
  • Undertaking business travel to suppliers, trade shows, in-store training days, garden centre visits.
  • What you’ll bring:

  • A successful track record of buying and developing commercial plant ranges for retail.
  • Expertise in range and supplier management, trade planning and strategic planning.
  • Excellent negotiation and relationship building.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills with first class commercial and financial acumen.
  • It’s a super place to work

  • Generous team member discount to be enjoyed in the store, restaurant and foodhall.
  • Thriving culture; the Dobbies team are passionate, diverse and committed to our customer.
  • 33 days annual leave.
  • Stakeholder pension with shared employee and employer contribution.
  • Company paid life insurance plus a bunch of flexible benefits.
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    location_on Lasswade, United Kingdom

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