Halfords Graduate Assistant Buyer

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Go further and faster than you ever thought possible

As the number one automotive, leisure and cycling retailer, boasting 30,000 product lines, we’re experts at helping our customers find just what they’re looking for and that’s why we are passionate about making sure our graduates do too. Join us and you’ll see why – working at Halfords enables you to gain hands on experience across our business which is a great foundation for building your career in retail.

If you are looking for a hugely varied and fast paced commercial career with the opportunity for international travel then a role as a Graduate Assistant Buyer could be the role for you. Working in the Commercial Buying Team you’ll see first-hand how quickly the retail market changes to adapt to the needs of our customers and you’ll be key in supporting these changes to ensure we stay competitive


Why choose a career in the Commercial Buying Team

Buying is fast becoming a highly desirable career destination for today’s Graduates. You will be involved with the whole buying and development process from working with the customer team to develop product or range concept, design and range selection to finished item. You will help bring the ranges to life in shops and support our marketing colleagues designing and monitoring your ranges. This will involve lots of different skills from relationship building and negotiating to creative flair, data analysis and lots of number crunching.


What we look for in you:

A minimum of a 2:1 degree – we are flexible on the discipline.

Bags of Energy & Enthusiasm – personality is an essential requirement to be part of our team.

Determination – the resilience to overcome challenges and succeed in everything you do.

A genuine passion – for customer service and a career in Retail.

Communication Skills – it’s a big part of the job. It’s about making the right impact and being able to influence and build and maintain relationships

Commercial Acumen – your ‘business brain’ understanding what makes us so successful.


Why Work at Halfords …

Dynamic Industry – there’s lots of scope to find your niche, giving you and your career much more opportunity and flexibility.

Variety – a career in retail is exciting, fast paced and unpredictable

Fast Track Career Progression – you will gain real hands on experience, build your profile within the company and gain a strong understanding or how our business operates.

We’re proud to work at Halfords and we want you to be too. We truly value employee engagement . We believe if our colleagues feel valued and engaged and part of a fun and successful workplace, they in turn will look after our customers

To top this off – we’ll give you a starting salary of £26,000; performance related bonus, contributory pension scheme, 25 days’ holiday per year, 25% colleague discount, the option to join our Share Save and Cycle 2 Work schemes as well as access to a range of shopping discounts at high street retailers.


All applicants must have citizenship or the right to work in the UK

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter identifying why you are interested in this opportunity explaining the skills and attributes you can bring to the role.

 

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