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Click & Collect Buyer Full Time

at Midcounties Co-operative London in London (Published at 10-06-2021)

About the Role:

Your Coop are looking for a Click & Collect Buyer to join our society. We?re a multi-business group operating in Food Retail, Childcare, Funeral-care, Travel, Post Office, Pharmacy and Utilities, meaning you will get a breadth of multi-sector experience in a complex and fast-moving organisation. No two days will ever be the same!
At Your Coop, you will be part of business that puts people at the heart of everything they do. What makes us different?
The money you help us make is returned to our members and communities. We are a cooperative which means we share a third of our profits to our members and invest a third in our community support initiatives. In a profit-driven world, we are the difference.
We?re proud to be owned by our members, and we?d love to be owned by you.
As a Click & Collect Buyer you will be responsible for:

  • Taking full ownership of the Click and Collect project to ensure successful delivery, growth and commercial performance whilst offering a Best in Class experience.
  • Owning the category to drive sales, deliver against targets and report via weekly updates.
  • Be responsible for creating a premium, local online seasonal range.
  • Accountable for cost price negotiation to ensure margin targets are achieved in conjunction with the Direct Sourcing Manager and distribution partners.
  • Ensuring growth of online sales via the review of commercial performance, analysis and by making necessary adjustments to range.
  • Working closely with the Marketing Team to grow the brands online presence in order to launch and support online campaigns. To promote, drive sales and capture new customer and member email addresses.
  • Collect and report on customer feedback in conjunction with the Customer Service Team.
  • Work in conjunction with the Direct Sourcing Team to conduct a Click and Collect Range Review and ensure best practice.
  • Communicate effectively between distributors, suppliers, store and central colleagues to establish and maintain strong business relationships in order to achieve success.
  • Create a seasonal promotional calendar, agreeing and implementing promotions plus working alongside marketing to promote whilst maintaining and managing the supplier Buying Investment Plans (BIPS).
  • Keeping the product information current, managing the removal and additions of products.
  • Investigate and support the various customer shopping missions, including how devices influence the customer and championing the online customer experience with a view to improving conversation and customer satisfaction.
  • Remain current and knowledgeable on competitor online platforms, benchmarking and researching future opportunities.
  • Ensure high levels of productivity and efficiency.
  • Taking personal responsibility for outputs, accuracy and weekly reporting

About You:

To be a successful candidate for this role you will need:

  • Previous experience within food buying

  • Maintains strong and profitable working relationships with external partners.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Analytical and high levels of numeracy and literacy
  • Strong communication skills & ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Why Join Us?

Joining a multi-sector business means you would get benefits from a range of different areas:
Opportunities to work across all our trading groups ? food retail, childcare, funeral, travel, utilities, post office, pharmacy
Rewards from a range of business groups including food store discounts, childcare discounts, travel holiday discounts and more!
3 volunteering days per year to help a community cause of your choice
Annual share of profits
Competitive salary
Apply now to be part of Your Coop!

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