Senior Buyer / Head of Buying at Good Club
Help create the sustainable grocery brand of the future
Join a small, values-driven team at a fast-growing, innovative, backed start-up
Remote team (but required in London up to 10 days per month)
Competitive £’s + options
Starting July 2021
We’re a fast growing national e-commerce grocery service focused on helping everyone to shop more sustainably. We’re all about getting responsibly sourced groceries into as many households in the UK, without it costing the earth.
We’ve already developed a pioneering, closed loop delivery service and the U.K’s largest online zero waste offering. The next phase of our business will see us build upon those foundations to create the definitive sustainable grocery brand of the future.
We’re on the lookout for someone who has an understanding of emergent grocery trends, the commercial acumen to maximise the performance of the different products and categories in our store and the ability to develop and manage key supplier relationships.
You will be particularly aware of brands with sustainable attributes, well versed in the principles of sustainability across food and non-food groceries and curious to follow, challenge and lead the debate.
You will be prepared to do both the strategic work and the graft to carry it out. For example, happy to roll your sleeves up to source and update product information, as well as identifying and negotiating the onboarding of new products.
You will live and breathe sustainable living and have the vision for developing a brand of sustainable products to reach a mainstream audience. You will have proven experience of building and leading a team, and will ensure that fun, pace and a good dose of entrepreneurial spirit live alongside solid experience
What you’ll do
Develop and manage the commercial and brand foundations for all pricing and listing decisions across packaged and zero waste products
Build product data depth, ensure the accuracy of listings and develop and implement the sustainability metrics for each product
Curate and fine tune the products we choose to sell, how we choose to sell them.
Ensure that key new categories launch in line with the strategy plan to hit the lifting sales targets.
Lead the team to curate, develop and optimise product ranges that deliver the planned margin targets, align to the Good Club sourcing policy and create a point of difference to the supermarkets.
Be data driven - comfortable working and analysing large sets of data to create recommendations and implement changes
Work with the Head of Ops and Head of Finance to ensure reliability of stock and margins are on target.
Work to continually improve availability throughout the supply chain and be proactive in taking steps to drive this.
Work with the operations team and supply base to monitor, adapt and continually improve the food safety management system
Build a small buying and merchandising team for H2,2021
What we are looking for
Demonstrable achievements of results in terms of sales, margin, availability and wastage
Proven experience in overseeing a diverse supplier base, including relationship management, building joint business plans and negotiating contracts and price
Solid experience in category management, product development, forecasting and stock management.
A genuine interest in sustainability and living and doing business by the values of Good Club
A passion for good food and an interest in food trends
A high level of commercial acumen and numeracy
Proven experience managing food safety system processes
Proven experience in developing, managing and coaching a team
We’re a small but experienced, values-driven, cross-functional remote team composed of engineering, UX/design, marketing, ops, finance and customer support.
Candidates who are thoughtful, self-motivated, happy to ask for help, challenge assumptions, are comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback, and are open to learning will enjoy our team dynamic.
A big interest in the mission of the business
Honest, thoughtful and open communication
Positive entrepreneurial approach: ambitious, tenacious, and pragmatic
Thoughtful and thorough delivery of exceptionally high-quality work
Culture & work/life
To us, a healthy work/life balance means producing world-class, meaningful output during focused work hours, while having the time and headspace to lead healthy and rich lives outside of work. We’re a fully remote team on flexible hours (but generally available between 10am-4pm GMT) to accommodate busy family lives, but require attendance to once or twice a month face-to-face days in London for planning and larger quarterly all-hands meetings/social events.
Competitive salary + generous options package
Remote, flexible working
20% off all Good Club products
Free memberships for friends and family
Club membership of your choosing
Quarterly team meetups and social