Buying and Merchandising

  • Our scale means

    that being in a buying and merchandising team at Tesco is also a big responsibility


A career in Buying and Merchandising at Tesco will provide you with an opportunity to gain a broad base of experience across Food, F&F, General Merchandise and much more - so be prepared to switch it up! Each and every day is different and you always have to be thinking one step ahead. In retailing nothing stays the same for long, our customers’ needs are also changing too, anticipating and fulfilling these is a real skill. As you progress in your career you will be required to travel internationally to our factories, suppliers and partners. An up to date passport is essential!

The opportunities are endless…

Our scale means that being in a buying and merchandising team at Tesco is also a big responsibility; our customers and all our colleagues around the world will be relying on the decisions you make. You can give us the edge by choosing the right suppliers, getting the best value and quality, having great availability instore and online.

We know there is nothing more rewarding than seeing your product out there and our customers choosing and enjoying items from the range that you have created.

Buying and Merchandising are critical to the success of our business. The Buying teams are responsible for developing and sourcing great product ranges, as well as making key decisions. The Buying teams work hand in hand with our merchandisers, marketing teams, technologists and suppliers to ensure they deliver precisely what our customers want, at a price they love.

Merchandising is crucial part of the process of the product journey and delivers the ranges to the right locations, on time and on budget. Merchandising is highly proactive and strategic area of the business; as a consequence the teams are agile in their thinking and able to respond to customers’ needs; making it an exciting and dynamic place to work.


  • A strong customer focus
  • A passion for clothing
  • A commercial eye
  • Good presentation and influencing skills


  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Organised, pragmatic and confident
  • Commercial awareness
  • Attention to detail

In addition to the relevant qualifications, skill and experience, we need you to;

  • Have a real can-do attitude, being agile in the way you think, make decisions and handle change.
  • Be an innovator, spotting opportunities to improve our business
  • Have excellent people skills, working collaboratively as part of a team to achieve more together.
  • Show great resilience, staying positive and inspiring confidence in others.
  • Have the ability to build strong relationships, putting people at the heart of everything you do.