Job details

Buyer/Senior Buyer (Technology)

Job reference: 004510

Closing date: 11/02/2022

Salary: Competitive

Department: Buying

Hours per week: Full-time

JD Williams / N Brown group have been trading in the heart of Manchester for over 150 years. Our vision is to become the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of brands JD Williams, Simply Be & Jacamo. We also offer an inspiring and comprehensive range of Home and Gift products.   

At JD Williams / N Brown Group, our Buyers are our product champions. They are responsible for sourcing, developing and selecting exciting product ranges to both meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.  As we continue to invest in our goal of becoming a leading digital retailer there’s never been a better time to join us at our vibrant head office in Manchesters Northern Quarter! 

Senior Buyer - Tech & Leisure:  

The Senior Buyer is responsible for planning, sourcing, developing and selecting a commercial and successful  range. They must use their knowledge and expertise to understand our customers’ wants and needs and create a strong multi-channel offering, whilst taking into account budgets and margin requirements. Overall the Buyer’s role is to build a range which both meets and exceeds the customers’ expectations, whilst maximising profits and revenue. 

Detail about the department, turnover, options and team structure that would be great. 

What you’ll be responsible for: 

  • Planning, sourcing, developing and selecting product for the technology department.  

  • Working closely with the Merchandiser to plan in-line with the trading and business strategy. 

  •  Understanding and working within given budgets and meeting strict margin requirements. 

  • Presenting and taking a lead role in strategy planning, selection and trade meetings.  

  • New product innovation and development through market insight and trend analysis.  

  • Negotiating the best possible cost prices at all times. 

  • Competitor and market insight.  

  • Managing, leading and motivating junior members of the buying team. 

What you will need to succeed: 

  • Relevant experience ideally including sourcing homewear categories for a leading retailer  

  • Sourcing experience is essential. 

  • Strong negotiation skills.  

  • Previous experience managing your own range, OTB and budgets. 

  • Confident user of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel), Outlook. 

  • Excellent communication skills.  

  • Leadership qualities.  

  • Enthusiasm, determination and commitment to the role. 

In return for your hard-work and commitment you’ll receive fantastic training as well interesting development opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Our people are energetic, enthusiastic and proud to work for a company where the customer is at core of what we do.  If you are able to demonstrate these qualities and the have the desired experience, why not apply today and be part of our future. 

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. 

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams