Assistant Buyer


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Card Factory
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Head Office

Job Introduction

As one of the key strategic growth channels for Card Factory, we have a large new product pipeline.  The Online Product Co-ordinator role is the key link between the design studio and manufacturing in bringing new products to life. The role involves working closely with the Buying, Online set up and IT teams to launch new products on time. 

Main Responsibilities

  • ​Responsible for managing the timely delivery of new online ranges by effectively managing the critical path for product & supplier launches, working closely with the Online Buyers
  • Co-ordinates product delivery from template creation through design setup to production & transit testing and approval
  • Carry out product reviews, have value and cost price awareness, manage tendering and sample approval
  • Managing supplier relationships through set up & testing
  • Develops strong cross-functional partnerships with Printcraft, the Studio, and third party suppliers – [product set up online
  • Provide and analyse data to ensure informed buying decisions are made
  • Collaborates with buyers across the business to leverage CF supply base options
  • Understands the market, carrying out key competitor analysis and comparative shopping

The Ideal Candidate

  • Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Be creative and bring innovation into the department
  • Have strong negotiation skills
  • Have a flexible approach, and the ability to work as part of a wider team
  • Be commercially astute, and able to deliver to plan and on time
  • Have an understanding of online and personalisation and keen to learn
  • Enjoy understanding figures and sales data
  • Good time management, and ability to deliver to strict timescales

About The Company

Card Factory is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greetings cards, dressings, and gifts with over one thousand stores across the UK and Ireland.  In 2020 we launched our exciting 5-year business strategy including our vision of becoming a true Omni-channel retailer.  This strategy sees significant investment into our colleagues across the business creating multiple opportunities to join a fast-paced environment and be part of our exciting journey.  

In return, we offer a wide range of benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing.


  • Pension
  • 15% Card Factory colleague discount in-store and online
  • Save As You Earn scheme
  • Financial Wellbeing Support       
    • Financial Education Tools
    • Salary Advance
  • Seasonal incentive schemes
  • Retail Management Apprenticeship Programmes with local providers with access to a virtual internal network for learning together
  • Discounted gym membership, mobile phone contracts, and car leasing
  • Discounts across 100’s of UK retailers
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to tools to support mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption leave

This is an exciting role with genuine prospects for the right candidate. If this role describes you and your career aspirations, click apply now.

For any questions email: (we do not accept CVs/Applications via email) 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. We advise applying early to avoid disappointment as applications will be reviewed regularly. 

No agencies, please.