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Assistant Buyer

Posted 20 Jun 2024
Work experience
1 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)
8 Jul 2024 23:00

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London - Hybrid Working Permanent Full Time Grade 3

Our passion at Currys is helping everyone enjoy the latest tech. We’re proud of the service levels we provide for our customers – online, in-store or in their homes. And it’s all down to our people, 30,000+ capable and committed colleagues, learning together, growing together, making us amazing and celebrating the wins.

As an Assistant Buyer within the commercial function, you will be working within a core category in the Appliances squad, with the opportunity to work with key brands such as Beko, Whirlpool, Rangemaster & Smeg. You’ll be working closely with the Buyer to support with bringing the most compelling range and great value products to our customers. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be in a fast-paced buying role, is proactive, organised, has great communication and wants to develop their career within Buying with great opportunities for progression.

To support your development, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a Level 4 apprenticeship Buying & Merchandising! You'll be able to start your apprenticeship after 3 months of joining the team (subject to eligibility).

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Helping to manage supplier relationships in line with the category strategy
  • Selecting and negotiating product ranges and pricing
  • Keeping tabs on the competition so we can set competitive prices
  • Analysing trading performance and recommending actions to drive our business
  • Support the Senior Buyer in negotiating product ranges – cost pricing, additional terms, exclusivity, distribution, stock availability
  • Pricing the product range in line with agreed category CPI targets

Required experience/qualifications:

  • 1-2 years' experience of being part of a buying function (as an Assistant buyer or Administrator) and a great working knowledge of technical products
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • To be organised, analytical and numerate with good judgment
  • Strong commercial awareness and a sense of customer needs
  • Marketing/Merchandising/Retail/Business Degree

We’re one team and we celebrate all of the great things you do. One way we show our gratitude is by giving you access to a range of lifestyle benefits including:

Competitive pension scheme
Access to discretionary company bonus scheme Life Assurance Staff discounts and offers Hybrid working; arrangements will depend on your role and business requirements. You could be working from our primary Currys Campus at Waterloo (WeWork), meeting & collaborating at Currys regional workspaces or working from home

Beyond that, we'll be with you every step of the way, enabling you to get the most out of your role. We're building a team that brings technology to people, making their lives better, easier and fuller, and you can be part of it.


Currys is Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, with more than 40,000 colleagues across nine countries, including the UK and Ireland. Every day, we use our people’s expertise to reach out and help new customers. What’s more - we’re exploring extraordinary new markets, from wellness to security, so that in an ever more connected and constantly changing world, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive service.

14,000 employees