About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is creative, with an eye for product and great negotiation and influencing skills to join a dynamic buying team, responsible for sourcing and developing ranges of products from Cards to Fairtrade food to sell through Oxfam shops.
Based in Oxford, in Oxfam’s Trading Division, the Buyer will work with others to develop and source New Product ranges to achieve sales. The Buyer will work with others to identify customer needs and with suppliers to develop a range that meets Oxfam’s ethical and quality standards. You will be responsible for analysing customer and product data to help inform decisions.
You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships. You are able to work under pressure and will have strong IT and data skills. Organised and able to meet deadlines you will be comfortable analysing and interpreting data to help make decisions on product purchasing. You will have a keen interest in sales and the retail environment. Although not essential, previous experience in a buying role and working with suppliers would be desirable.
Oxfam is part of a global movement for change, working together to end poverty and injustice. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihood's and have a say in decisions that affect them. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation
We are also recruiting for an Assistant Buyer. Please check the link for further information.
Please download the attached Job Profile for the Key Responsibilities and Skills & Competencies to know more about the role and apply.