Buying Manager

Screwfix Head Office Yeovil 2020-2026
Screwfix Head Office - Trade House, Mead Avenue Houndstone Business Park Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8RT United Kingdom Full Time / Permanent - 37.5 hours per week Competitive

As the Buying manager you will be responsible for ensuring that our Trading team are maximising their negotiation opportunities with suppliers through insight, facilitation of set plays and working with the team to apply buying best practices.

As the Buying Manager you will oversee the completion of annual vendor buying agreements by the trading teams, create and maintain a suite of management information to improve visibility and outcomes. You will also be responsible for maintaining a central depository of all vendor contract negotiations.

Within the management of vendor contracts, you will need to lead on the recovery of losses where price investments have been made.

Develop and coordinate set play negotiation opportunities, as well as creating and developing templates to share in workshops for the trading teams. Ensuring that the latest commodity, currency and markets data is being pro-actively used to secure best buying price.

Within your team you will share best practice on buying approaches and ways of working, as well as continuously looking for better ways of working.

  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Ability to bring insight to Management Information to create strong negotiation scenarios for those in the Trading team
  • Project Management experience
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to facilitate workshops and meetings to support in the training of others
  • Reporting and analysis skills
  • Able to add value and create credibility with those already in the team

About Screwfix

We’re Screwfix, and we’re proud of it! We’re a team of 12,000, turning over £1.5 billion per year and one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK and Ireland with over 680 stores. A true leader in the E-Commerce industry, and part of the 77,000 people strong Kingfisher PLC Group alongside big names such as B&Q, Castorama and Brico Depot. Join our team and become a part of #LifeAtScrewfix!

Recruiter profile

Contact either Jess Wood or Jess Gates


  • 33 days’ holiday
  • Award winning pension scheme – up to 14% Kingfisher contribution
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 20% discount with Screwfix and B&Q
  • Bupa healthcare and life cover
  • Loyalty recognition & company share save scheme
  • Car Allowance
  • Currently working flexibly from home
  • In-house training and development

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