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Assistant Vendor Manager


Job Number: 25871

Location: Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent



This is a great opportunity for a someone who is looking to start their career in Online retail and who is passionate on developing a career 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 online growth and offers the candidate 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 Carphone 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 the candidate an opportunity to help shape the future of a key categories in Dixons Carphone as well as being at the forefront of launching new categories.

You will:

• 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 manage the operational efficiency of all our dropship suppliers, ensuring adherence to SLAs outlined in terms.
• 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 and regular updates to the business.

You will need:

• Commercial or buying experience
• Strong Office Skills – particularly Excel. (understanding of VLOOKUP’s to an intermediate level)
• Excellent Communication skills – this role is truly cross functional.
• To be able to prioritise workload to ensure delivery of tasks in a timely manner
• A Pro-active mindset
• An eye for detail and accuracy in your work
• Proven track record of delivering results in a team environment
• Eager to learn and develop new skills

We're one team and we celebrate all of the great things you do. One way we show our gratitude is by giving you access to a range of lifestyle benefits, including:

• Company Pension Scheme
• Free on-site Gym
• Discretionary/Performance based bonus
• Colleague Discounts (shopping, cinema, food discounts etc

Beyond that, we'll be with you every step of the way, enabling you to get the most out of your role. Training plans are a given, and you'll have access to additional e-learning resources to really see your career develop in the way you want. We're building a team that brings technology to people, making their lives better, easier and fuller, and you can be part of it.