Category Buyer



Accounting & Finance, Operations
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Please note: This job will begin as a 12 Month FTC role and can be converted to permanent for the right candidate.

Company Overview:

Zapp is building the future of convenience with a full stack approach to on-demand essential items, 24/7, delivered in minutes. Customer obsession is at the heart of everything we do, and we are relentlessly focused on delighting our customers. We are backed by the world's leading investors and our team has scale-up and exit experience at companies such as Amazon, Jumia, Deliveroo, Tesco, Stuart and Just Eat. If you’re ready to help build the world’s most customer-focused company, get in touch.

Position Overview:

As the Category Buyer for Non-Food and Ambient, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing all supply chain activities related to the procurement, transportation, storage, and distribution of Non-food and Ambient goods. You will collaborate closely with various internal departments including Store Operations, Logistics, Commercial/Buying and Marketing & Merchandising, as well as vendors to ensure a consistent supply of high-quality products while maintaining optimal inventory levels to deliver availability while controlling waste and shrinkage.

Key Responsibilities:

Supplier Relationships: Build and sustain effective relationships with our supplier network.

Analytics & Insights: Produce detailed analysis and insights on category opportunities, along with analytical support in the development of category plans.

Assortment Strategy: Develop and execute a clear assortment strategy to fit our on-demand delivery convenience offering.

Category Strategy: Analyse company data and external market data to determine key trends to drive category strategies

New Business Engagement: Engage with new businesses to increase brand awareness and product range

Collaboration: Work with internal teams across marketing, social, product and partnerships to optimise our customer offering, increase brand investments and hit company targets along with brand growth.

Qualifications & Skills:

A minimum of 5 years category management/buying experience specialising in non-food and/or ambient products in a food or luxury retailer

5+ years of relevant experience in category management/buying within non-food and/or ambient products

Creative problem solver with an eye for detail

Able to work autonomously as well as part of a team

Outstanding analytical skills and attention to detail

Proven experience of outstanding negotiation and procurement practices to achieve cost savings

Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal


Enjoy 25 days holiday per year (plus all bank holidays).

Private Health Insurance (AXA).

Access to our holistic benefits platform with discounts for hundreds of retailers.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Join our team as a Category Buyer for Non-Food and Ambient, and be an integral part of our commitment to delivering high-quality products to our valued customers. Apply today to embark on a rewarding and challenging career journey with Zapp

At Zapp we embrace diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment. We firmly believe that a variety of backgrounds & perspectives make our team stronger and bring our product closer to the customer.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we make all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.