At WHSmith our people are at the heart of everything we do. They are the ones that go the extra mile for our customers. The ones that enable our growth.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join our High Street News & Magazine team at our Support Centre in Swindon.
In the News & Magazine team at WHSmith High Street we are proud to manage the trading performance and supplier relationships over a range of categories including, Newspapers, Magazines, Stickers, Collectables, Lottery, Gift Experiences, Stamps and Entertainment. We are the leading 'bricks and mortar' range retailer of Magazines in the UK, stocking over 1,800 titles over 500 stores with a 20% share of the market across our group. We're also growing as a multichannel retailer with trading responsibility for our online businesses: Whsmith.co.uk , which sells a range of Magazines, Stickers, Collectables and Gift Experiences which complements our High Street stores offering.
The main purpose of an Assistant Buyer is to work alongside the Buying Manager, supporting the management and delivery of the strategy for the relevant category, providing data insight and analysis on the range performance and helping to facilitate promotional plans. This is a great opportunity to start your buying career, to learn and develop within one of the leading buying teams in the industry.
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Celebrating 230 years, we're proud to have grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand present in over 30 countries around the world, and we're proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. As a diverse group of over 12,000 colleagues, we are all on the same journey to a better business through our commitments to our planet, people and the communities we serve.
WHSmith have occupied our place as the Hub of the High Street and in our customers' hearts since 1792. Across our diverse estate of c.525 stores on UK high streets, with our wide-ranging store sizes and formats, we sell a large range of products including stationery, greeting cards, art and craft, newspapers, magazines, books and drinks. We are an ambitious team that thrives on pace, collaboration and innovation resulting in a real entrepreneurial culture.
WHSmith are proud to be an inclusive employer, we want our colleagues to feel welcome, and free to be themselves with us.