Buyer - Retail
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
The Sourced by Oxfam team are looking for a Buyer for Oxfam’s ”Sourced by Oxfam” range of ethically sourced new products for our retail and online stores. This person will develop and source fun, quirky and useful products that both demonstrate Oxfam’s values and conform to the ethical and quality standards that differentiate Sourced by Oxfam in the marketplace.
Who we’re looking for
A creative, individual with a demonstrable eye for product and the retail marketplace. Previous experience in a retail buying role is desirable but not essential. You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build effective and supportive working relationships within a team and create strong and cooperative supplier relationships. You should be very self motivated with an ability to prioritise your own workload, to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Strong negotiating and influencing skills are essential. An interest in Fair and Ethical Trade is also important for this role.
What we offer
This role will give you an opportunity to contribute toe key area of income At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.
Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment
We believe flexible working is key to building the Sourced by Oxfam team of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you. This is a part time role for 3 days or 21 hours a week and working patterns can agreed to suit the candidate and the business.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding:
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of our organisation.
Conditional offers made in selection stages may also be subject appropriate screening checks. Oxfam GB participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will take into account any live disciplinary sanctions a candidate may have when making the selection decision.
How to apply:
Please upload an up to date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile
Kindly note that:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK in order to apply for the role.
Oxfam GB is a Disability Confident Employer. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method please contact our recruitment team (). If you also want to discuss your application, please do contact us as well.
Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
is a member of an of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
A thriving diverse Oxfam:
It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.
To do that:
- We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
- We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
- We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.
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