Calmore, Southampton
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum
29 Aug 2017
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As a Buyer, you will work very closely with your colleagues in the Buying team to make sure Hargroves Cycles provides the best products, at the best price at the right time. Working in an exciting and demanding environment you will be at the forefront technology and product knowledge ensuring Hargroves Cycles maintains its position as one of the best IBD’s in the cycling industry. You’ll be regularly attending tradeshows, looking for new ways to ensure Hargroves Cycles offers the best products to our customers.


  • Purchase order creation and processing
  • Range planning
  • Stock ordering to keep our stores and website well stocked at all times
  • Purchasing in line with budgets and seasonal demand
  • Price and inventory management
  • Product creation and management
  • Adjust pricing as required
  • Being aware of market trends and the latest technology
  • Liaising with suppliers and attending trade shows
  • Negotiating discounts to increase margins
  • Continually improving margin, efficiency and time-savings
  • Maintain current and build supplier relationships and seek new suppliers
  • Ad hoc duties as required

About You

  • Previous purchasing experience preferable but not essential
  • Cycling experience advantageous
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • Self-motivated and organised
  • Works well under pressure and deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Understanding of VAT, margins, stock turn but can be taught
  • IT literate especially using Microsoft Excel


  • Trade price staff purchases on bikes, parts, accessories and clothing
  • Employer contribution matched Pension scheme
  • Company Bonus
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 28 days holiday, including bank holidays

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