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Assistant Buyer

Job in Southampton, United Kingdom

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We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot or Koçtaş. We’re made up of 79,000 passionate people, call 1,302 stores home and operate in 10 countries. That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world. And that’s where you come in. 

The Assistant Buyer sits within our sourcing function. The Sourcing function is set up to source the products we sell across our Operating Companies, manage our suppliers and make the most of our scale to deliver high quality products our customers want, at a cost they can afford.


As the Assistant Buyer Tools & Hardware you will play a key role in the delivery, costing, and analysis of product components and manufacturing processes across Kingfisher. You will work closely with the product team of your category to define the sourcing needs and build a supplier strategy with the objective of lowering costs and developing operational excellence. 

You will be working with and supporting the Group Buyers and be responsible for engaging with key internal stakeholders to ensure delivery focusing on Product Lead, Sourcing offices, QA Teams and supply chain. Develop and build strong relationships. You will strive to become a product expert within your category, understanding the end to end supply chain and identify opportunities to reduce cost from the entire value chain.

You will have an understanding of costs including bill of materials and product make up, and have the ability to analyse product components and manufacturing processes to provide the lowest total acquisition cost.


To be successful within this role you will ideally have experience of working within a procurement function coupled with sound negotiation skills. This role will suit a candidate who is looking to establish their career within procurement/ group buying.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our global business. In return, we provide an inspirational working environment, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to stretch and grow your career. Interested? Great, we can’t wait to hear from you.

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About Kingfisher plc
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Kingfisher plc is a home improvement company with over 1,300 stores in 10 countries across Europe, Russia and Turkey supported by a team of 77,300 colleagues. We operate under four retail brands - B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt and Screwfix.

5,000 employees

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