Category Buyer, Shop Goods.

MRH Retail
Staines Upon Thames
21 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Location: Staines Upon Thames

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9.00 – 5.30

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: Enhanced Pension, Healthcare, Life Assurance.

Vacancy Code: Mktg003


As Category Buyer you will be responsible for reviewing and planning the range and display of relevant shop category goods, ensuring they adhere to budget and merchandising strategies.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

Complete regular range reviews and ensure timely distribution and confirmation of approved product/range changes.

Work effectively within the team to offer effective cross-category promotions and set promotional mechanics.

Work closely with Pricing Analysts to ensure the range pricing strategy remains in budget and the effectiveness of promotions.

Monitor site adherence to relevant category plans and the effectiveness of range on a regular.

Help and participate in the development of MRH pricing strategy.

Update training documentation.

Attend regional events, conferences and reviews.

Take responsibility for your own and others Health and Safety in your work area, raising issues and co operating with senior managers and SHE Co-Ordinator.


Previous experience as a Buyer in FMCG with, preferably, experience in Tobacco, Beers/Wines/Spirits, Chilled and/or Hot Food-to-go for both Lunch and Take-home.

Good communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Attentive to detail.

Ability to develop systems and processes, use initiatives to identify and apply solutions.

Ability to work accurately within strict time deadlines.

Skills and Qualifications

Technical Degree (i.e. Bsc) in Maths, Economics or Computer Science (desirable) or qualification by experience.

Excellent computer skills (Including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook).

Full Clean Driving Licence.

Please note, due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate will be expected to travel to sites throughout the UK and stay away from home.

 Please ensure you include an up to date c.v. and covering letter confirming why you wish to apply for the role as part of your application.

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