Kingfisher is undergoing a significant transformation to create a unified, unique and leading offer for our customers. The ambition is to become the leading Home Improvement company by creating a simpler, clearer, more affordable, and more consistent customer experience that truly makes home improvement accessible to all.
This role sits within the Offer & Supply Chain (or OSC’s) Sourcing team. 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 Group Buyer ‘Hardware’ you will play a key role in the delivery, costing, and analysis of product components and manufacturing processes across Kingfisher. You will become a master within your field working closely with the range team to develop and define a new range that will guarantee the right quality and quantities for the group. Your negotiation skills will be second to none when defining tenders and managing agreements.
The successful candidate must be able to communicate with, and manage relationships with a wide number of internal and external stakeholders. You must be confident in dealing with stakeholders at different levels across different teams/markets and must be able to spot difficulties and challenge appropriately.
You will be able to demonstrate successful negotiation and tendering experience whilst working within an agile environment. Strategically working with teams across the business to ensure the manufacturers we work with across the business are able to deliver high quality now and in the future.
Becoming part of Kingfisher is a fantastic opportunity, we want to be able to provide our employees with roles that engage them, alongside a competitive benefits package that allows our employees to feel a valued part of our team.