Buying

It’s important

Why do so many customers stay loyal to the Co-op? Because on top of quality and a friendly face, we give them the chance to make a big difference, every day. They know they can buy products that have a positive impact on people in their community and further afield. And being the brains behind such worthwhile purchases is why our buyers love their jobs.

Everyone knows we work that extra bit harder to source products which uplift small businesses and support charitable causes. The kind of buyers we hire think of more than just cost-savings, but about doing the right thing as well. A little integrity has taken the Co-op a long way and we’re sure our people agree. Working here does more than benefit you; it’s something to be proud of, too.

We could buy the bottled water with the highest mark-up, but we prefer the variety that sends profits to farmers feeding families in poorer countries. Just like we’d rather opt for the tinned tuna that helps fishermen shore up their depleted stocks when times are tough. Or get our delicious chocolate ice cream from family businesses, which ethically source their ingredients and pour much more into quality. If it tastes good and does good, it is good. That’s the standard.

But don’t just take our word for it. Visit our site here for the opportunity to try out one of these products yourself, and get a little treat as an added bonus.

It’s good for you

The expertise and experience you’ll gain as a Co-op buyer is not only fulfilling, it’s transferrable too. Your projects will be challenging, teaching you more about the industry and helping you raise your game, while giving back to the communities who need us. What could be better than that?

In fact, there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join. With new acquisitions planned for 2018, and 100 new store openings, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and grow our team of buyers, making a difference the Co-op way.  

We are currently looking for buyers and senior buyers to join our expanding team. If your interests and ambition match our own, apply today.

And of course, our expansion means we’ll also be on the lookout for more junior roles in the future. These roles will be coming up soon; just send us an email on resourcingservices@coop.co.uk to stay in the loop. 

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