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Buyer - Household Essentials

Michael Page Marketing
England, Bedfordshire, Dunstable
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Buying, Category Management

We are seeking a driven and enthusiastic Buyer for our Household Essentials category. The successful candidate will manage and coordinate purchasing activities to meet our customers' demands and maintain our company's standard of quality.

Client Details

The hiring organisation is a well-established retail company based in Dunstable, boasting a workforce of over 5000 employees. The company specialises in health and beauty products, and household essentials, with a renowned reputation for delivering quality products at affordable prices.

  • Overseeing the purchasing activities within the Household Essentials department.
  • Identifying and sourcing new products and suppliers that align with our company's standards and customer demands.
  • Negotiating contracts and prices with suppliers to ensure value for money.
  • Collaborating with the marketing team to promote selected products effectively.
  • Managing supplier relationships, ensuring timely delivery of quality products.
  • Conducting market research to understand current trends within the Household Essentials sector.
  • Monitoring inventory levels and implementing strategies to optimise stock management.
  • Working closely with other departments to maximise sales and profitability.


A successful Buyer should have:
  • Working knowledge of range planning and supplier negotiations for fast-moving consumer goods.
  • Proven experience in a buying role within the retail industry, preferably within the Household Essentials sector.
  • Strong negotiation and relationship management skills.
  • Excellent understanding of market dynamics and sound judgement for product selection.
  • Proficiency in using purchasing software and inventory management systems.

Job Offer
  • A competitive salary and other perks.
  • Opportunities for professional growth within a leading retail company.
  • A vibrant and inclusive company culture that values teamwork and innovation.

We invite all qualified individuals who thrive in a fast-paced retail environment to apply for this exciting Buyer role. Be part of our continuous growth and contribute to our commitment to delivering quality household essentials.

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