Associate Buyer - Home Appliances

The Warehouse Group (TWG) is a New Zealand success story, founded by Sir Stephen Tindall and grown from The Warehouse; we are the largest general merchandise retailer in NZ with $3 billion in sales. TWG consists of four core retail brands – The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7. Over 90% of New Zealanders shop with us. We have 270+ retail stores, online stores as well as distribution and fulfilment centres throughout NZ. TWG employs over 12,000 people across New Zealand.

Our Support Office has an awesome North Shore location with views across the Waitemata Harbour, an on-site cafe, free parking and free charging stations for EV’s. With 1,200 people in the office it is a hive of activity with likeminded people all working together to help kiwis live better every day. When you join us you also get discounts across all our brands, great team member benefits, and excellent career development opportunities no matter where you are in the business! Join us!

This outstanding 12 month opportunity is for an Associate Buyer covering The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery brands for the Home Appliances category. 

Retail is evolving at an incredibly fast pace – and our Home team is certainly at the forefront of the change!

This role is a key development position in Merchandise and is a great stepping stone position in an individual's career as they advance into Buying. Designed to give you responsibility for trading results, with support and input from an experienced Buyer, the position stretches you, develops you and sets you up for success in your career.

Reporting to the Lead Buyer and working very closely with our Stores, Sourcing & Planning teams, you will be responsible for selecting compelling product ranges for our customers, negotiating highly competitive prices, delivering customer driven category and promotional plans, and hitting challenging budgets!. 

Here you will develop and grow your knowledge of the Buying function by assisting with administrative tasks and systems support.  You will support end to end delivery of key objectives including financial, customer, process, range and stock management, price and promotion, team and community, with accountability to buy for a defined portion of the overall category.  

What you will need coming in to the role is:

  • Experience in buying/merchandise & a passion for product.
  • An appetite for hard work - retail is busy and we need someone who thrives on the pace.
  • An eye on deadlines - every week there are critical deadlines that must be hit for the department to function successfully.
  • Attention to detail & an inquisitive nature for continuous improvement & to spot opportunities  
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise workload accordingly.
  • General admin and Microsoft Office skills - you will be using them every day.
  • A proven interest/some knowledge of Home/Appliances

We want someone who has hunger to get things done, develop themselves and make the most of the opportunity to get into our business and progress. There are countless examples in the office already of people who have made the most of their opportunities and are in senior Buying or Category Management roles with us now - you could be the next success story if you want it enough!

Interested? Apply now with your CV and cover letter!

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