Purchasing Assistant


Job Number: 5261

Location: Dixons Carphone, Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent



The Purchasing Assistant will contribute to the delivery of Category performance and achieve the annual budget by supporting the Merchandiser to manage the activity required to hit the set targets
Working with the Merchandiser to execute the Category planning and in-season management to
achieve key performance indicators

Accountability and Impact 

In-Season Execution

• Monitor weekly performance and make recommendations for activity to ensure a successful
in-season execution and deliver the target availability across the chains

• In line with the Category, take accountability for achieving all key performance indicators
(sales, stock, margin and markdown)

• Regularly review and report on Supplier performance, in order to optimise the sales and
profit targets and keeping a continued excellent customer experience

• Track On Time In Full and take appropriate action to resolve current failures and minimise
future occurrences

• Ensure promotional lines are correctly sold via store at correct promotional pricing.

• Be responsible for purchase orders execution

• Responsible for the code creation using product set up tools

• Assist the category team with store feedback issues regarding stock and availability

Exit Planning

• Have an awareness of exit and aged stocks and manage in line with the company policy and
update the team with the relevant information

Supplier Management

• Build close relationships with supplier counterparts to ensure a continuity of supply and to
minimise failed deliveries through an effective management of progress chasing

• Comply with standard Commercial processes in accordance with critical paths and business

Key Perfomance Indicators 

  • Sales (£)
  • Exit and supplier returned stock
  • Back orders
  • Query management

Finally, make sure the standard outro copy below is included at the end of the job advert:

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.