Job title: Buyer
Company: Gardners
Location: Eastbourne
Salary: TBC
Is the role permanent: Yes
Is the role full-time: Yes, Monday-Friday, 9-5.30pm. Occasional events may be required.
Contact details: [email protected] | applications via
Closing date: 30th September

Job Description

Due to our growing business opportunities, we have several vacancies within our growing buying department.

So, if you are in the early stages of your career or have already established experiences, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Working at our Eastbourne office, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for what they do.

The ideal candidate for this Buyer position will be capable and comfortable handling direct publisher relationships. You will build a good understanding of our brand, systems, and will be a strong team player.

The successful applicants to this Buyer role will be responsible for a number of duties including:

  • Negotiating terms of supply with both new and existing suppliers
  • Increasing the stock-holding range we have with current suppliers
  • Maintaining and enhancing a strong supplier trading relationships
  • Reviewing stock and sales information made available to help identify new sales opportunities
  • Regular liaison with suppliers and other departments to optimise our offer via a specific customer, customer type, and region
  • We welcome applications for this Buyer position from candidates with experience in the following areas: Buying, Procurement, Suppliers, Administration, Communication Skills, MS Office, Outlook, Excel.

Essential Skills

The ideal candidate for this Buyer role will need:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, with particular knowledge of Outlook and Excel
  • Self-motivated, and keen to improve
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to take ownership of queries and respond within a timely manner
  • Comfortable working on your own initiative, but also know when to escalate issues
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt where necessary to help the wider team
  • Resilience with the ability to problem-solve


Gardners is one of the world's largest wholesalers of British books, entertainment products and eBooks.

Based primarily from our Eastbourne premises, we are proud to be a family-run business with our staff at the very heart of what we do.

Our departments and teams' combined effort ensures we offer a first-class service to our global customer base, combined with a fast delivery service.

At Gardners, we recognise that our people are our strength, and the diverse talents they bring to our collaborative workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunities employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion across all departments.