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You don’t need to be a plumber. Just keep our products flowing.
What you'll do
Our business is growing - at a rate of knots. With another 60 new stores opening this year and a wave of impressive sales behind us we’re really bucking the trend in retail. Our Buying team is at the forefront of our success, driving sales and profitability through relentlessly identifying and implementing product, price and promotional opportunities. This growth means they’re busy – super busy -  and as a result an opportunity exists to join and lead a team of Buyers to determine strategies, to motivate, to coach, to prioritise and to build on our market-leading growth.

Leading and Developing. Providing direction and collaboration you will lead a team of Buyers to utilise skills and initiatives that in turn will deliver your vision to achieve. You’ll support the team to drive innovation and deliver solutions that drive robust buying decisions to maximise sales and optimise profitability

Drive and Motivation. Devising and delivering a retail strategy, ensuring optimal performance and over achievement. Coaching the team to ensure they work collaboratively, utilising initiative and sharing knowledge that delivers your vision and achieves all company and area KPIs

Building Relationships. A skilled and confident negotiator, confident working with suppliers and internal stakeholders. You encourage and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders across the business and work closely with suppliers to build business plans to ensure optimal return and exclusivity.

What you'll bring
Experience. Highly commercial, and experienced operating at a senior level within a complex commercial and customer centric environment. Ideally experienced in multi channel strategy and leadership you’ve a strong track record of leading a team to ensure optimal performance and over achievement. 

Leading. Exceptional leadership skills which help to develop and communicate a mission & vision that inspires and motivates colleagues to deliver

Commerciality. Makes timely, winning decisions to generate value. Holds a winning mentality.

Customer Centric. Puts the customer and colleague at the heart of what they do, creating and driving mutual value. Relentlessly focused on delivering service excellence and making things easy to connect customers and suppliers.

Change Agility. Thrives in rapidly changing situations and deals well with ambiguity – problem solving at pace. Welcoming, embracing and landing change for the benefit of the customers and colleagues. Ensures we are fit for today and the future, continuously transforming, adapting and changing.

Data and Technology Enabled. Utilises data skillfully to drive value. Has a prevailing mindset of horizon scanning and innovation. Develops highly capable colleagues to use data insight and drive value.

What you'll get
You’ll find every opportunity to be yourself and to bring your personality and potential to work. Wherever you join us, you’ll also find some of the most secure opportunities in retail and so many more opportunities to take your career in retail wherever you want – up the ladder or across the business. And because we want to do our best for you, you’ll be supported all the way with training, development and benefits that are some of the best in retail.

Toolstation. The story so far.

We’re one of Britain’s fastest growing multi-channel retailers of tools, accessories and building supplies. Backed by Travis Perkins plc, our freedom to operate as a nimble, entrepreneurial business means we’re now well established and have even bigger plans. The trade, home improvers and self-builders all trust us to deliver a lot more than tools. So, our colleagues in our Head Office and Contact Centre in Bridgwater, at our Distribution Centres in Bridgwater, Middleton, Redditch and Daventry, and in our network of over 400 branches throughout the UK, work together to get the job done. And with plans to open another 60 branches this year, we always have opportunities for great retail professionals who want to grow with us.

To apply

Caught your interest? Want to know more? Take a look at www.toolstationjobs.com or simply hit apply 

Our policy is to employ the best qualified people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability