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  • Job ID: 1037186

  • Salary: £52,000 to £58,000

  • Hours per Week: 37.5

  • Closing date: 16-04-2024

£52,000 - £58,000 depending on experience plus benefits including company car and annual incentive plan (Work Level 5)
In this role you’ll work in a hybrid way – splitting your time between home, the Manchester office and visiting suppliers (find out more about our hybrid working policy at 

We’re looking for a motivated Buyer to join our team at Co-op, and help us to make sure that we’re providing our stores with the great products that our customers love. We’ll look to you to collaborate and build meaningful relationships with some really exciting suppliers within a high-profile category, gaining incredible exposure across the business as you go. You may take on line management responsibility for up to one junior buyer, and one buying assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your buying skills and gain valuable management experience.  

What you’ll do

• Take responsibility for profit and loss for products within your designated category
• Act as a key link between internal and external partners, building strong relationships
• Manage the sales, margin and ranges for your category and take responsibility for a large P&L
• Link in with various teams across the business to make sure that processes are running smoothly 
• Lead the supplier base to deliver core KPIs through a market leading sales plan
• Make sure the category strategy is delivered as planned - on time and to budget by working collaboratively with your colleagues and suppliers

This role would suit people who have

• A commercial mind-set
• Great networking and relationship building skills, with the ability to work well in a team and influence others
• A flexible and resilient approach to work, with the ability to react quickly and deliver results 
• The ability to draw insight from data, and communicate findings in an engaging way
• A natural ability to engage with and negotiate with people at a variety of levels
• Experience of legal compliance and GSCOP regulations

Why Co-op? 

If you have the skills that we need, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services).

  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays 
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Private healthcare you
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Coaching and training to support your career development
  • Wagestream app – giving you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn
  • YuLife app – rewarding you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities. 

Building a diverse environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at

Please note that we may close applications for this role early.