Job Details



Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

28/08/2020 11:00

Buyer (Purchasing/Procurement) 12 Month FTC

Buyer (Purchasing/Procurement) 12 Month FTC

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Buyer to support our expansion into window coverings. The main purpose of this role is to develop, source, launch and successfully trial a window coverings offer to complement the existing Flooring offer in Carpetright.

For over 30 years, we’ve helped people transform their homes through finding the flooring that’s right for their lifestyle. Not only helping them find that perfect floor but providing a full end-to-end service, irrespective of whether the customer’s journey starts in store or online. We have exciting growth plans and we would love for you to be a part of it!

What you will be doing:

  • Developing a window coverings strategy for Carpetright.
  • Defining, sourcing and implementing the trial range in accordance with the requirements of the Category Strategy.
  • Negotiating cost prices and terms required to meet the Category target KPIs.
  • Providing market and competitor analysis to ensure market leading ranges and promotions.
  • Identifying product and market trends; specifically carrying out competitor audits of ranges, pricing and promotions.
  • Supporting the merchandising team with the development of sales, margin, stock, budgets and forecasts.
  • Support the stock planning team with the stock supply and supply chain issues.

What we are looking for:

  • Prior experience of buying window coverings (curtains and blinds).
  • Ability to represent the business externally at a high level.
  • Highly numerate and with outstanding negotiating skills.
  • Effective communicator and networker.
  • Excellent teamwork ability.
  • Educated to degree-level or equivalent level experience.

The role is based at our Purfleet office (when we are back in the office) and is Monday to Friday. We have free parking on site, lovely food in our on-site subsidised staff restaurant and a friendly bunch of people to work with!