Assistant Vendor Manager


Job Number: 19737

Location: Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent



Assistant Vendor Manager


This is a great opportunity for someone experienced who is looking to further their career within commercial.


This role will suit someone who is passionate about developing their career and ready to take on a new challenge within buying, whatever the area.


Do you enjoy the art of negotiation?  Do have a keen eye for detail?  Are you passionate about technology and retail?


Range expansion is a key part of Dixons Carphone future growth and is offers an opportunity to grow and learn in a constantly changing part of the business.


The Assistant Vendor Manager will work in tandem with teams across the Dixons estate from White Goods to Computing to Consumer Electronics to grow a credible, commercially viable extension to our existing core range.


The role will offer you an opportunity to help shape the future of a key category in Dixons Carphone and as such will allow the candidate to demonstrate and develop a key range of commercial skills. 


You will:


  • Work with the Vendor Manager to manage the operational efficiency of all our dropship suppliers, ensuring adherence to SLAs outlined in terms.
  • Work with the Vendor Manager and multiple Category Teams to build credible, commercially viable ranges, demonstrating excellent negotiation skills and a keen eye for detail, being able to see things from the customers perspective is crucial.
  • Compile previous range analysis of market, customer, competitor and financial performance to generate strategy.
  • Work with the Vendor Manager to source, setup and market new products and ranges.
  • Provide support to the Vendor Manager to analyse market share and competitor information and present competitor packs highlighting key issues with conclusions and recommended actions.
  • Build good supplier relationships by being a key contact for day to day supplier related issues to support the Vendor Manager.
  • Provide support to the Vendor Manager to compile and update category promotional plans.


You will need:


  • Commercial experience
  • Excellent Communication skills – this role is truly cross functional.
  • Strong Office Skills – particularly Excel
  • To be competently mathematically minded   
  • To be able to prioritise workload to ensure delivery of tasks in a timely manner
  • A Pro-active mindset
  • Have high attention to detail and have high accuracy in your work
  • Proven track record of delivering results in a team environment
  • To be eager to learn and develop new skills



Dixons Carphone 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.

It’s an exciting time to join us and find yourself a place in our growing success story, apply now.