Buying Manager
London, England, GB
4d ago


Hi. We are Gorillas. We do on-demand grocery delivery in minutes. Since our initial launch in May 2020 we have built warehouses across Europe and New York and are spreading true change in the communities we serve.

True to our need for speed, in March 2021 we became Europes fastest-ever unicorn company. And with $1.3B total funding raised to date, were just getting started.

About the opportunity

We are looking for a Buying Manager to join our UK market. Reporting directly to the Head of Buying, UK, your primary responsibility is to determine which products to buy, in which quantities, and when.

  • Driving the core product assortment, the commercial team lay at the heart of the service. Understanding what the customer wants and needs, analysing the market, negotiating contracts and growing the business;
  • here you will find category managers, partnership managers and this department can be very fast-paced and requires candidates who are self-motivated.


  • 2+ years of experience in the Retail / eCommerce sector in Buying and / or Demand Planning
  • Affinity for using data to make strategic decisions
  • High level of commercial acumen
  • Execute opportunities with speed and precision
  • Confident to work with senior stakeholders and external vendors
  • A strong understanding of the UK grocery / convenience market - and a willingness to disrupt the way it currently operates
  • A desire to work in a dynamic environment at one of the fastest growing startups in Europe
  • Proficiency in English required
  • Responsibilities :

  • Drive the core product assortment of specified categories to curate a highly performing set of SKUs to surprise and delight our customer set.
  • Analyse the market for our customer set, analysing category data and reacting accordingly, negotiating contracts, and growing the business.
  • Set prices, review range, regularly check quality and supplier performance.
  • Conducting regular range reviews (strategy, gap analysis, SKU performance) and presenting to the Commercial leadership team.
  • Follow a full buying lifecycle, yet being agile with new trends and blockbusters in the market and taking action with underperforming SKUs.
  • Whats in it for you :

  • Accelerate your career by joining one of Europes fastest-growing brands, ranked #1 Top Startup Employer in 2021 by LinkedIn Germany
  • Work in a creative, international environment with high energy and unrivaled team spirit
  • A 25% employee discount on all your Gorillas orders ️
  • Full-time contract and benefits package
  • Free snacks and drinks in the office, plus the opportunity to sample new products before anyone else
  • Gorillas is an equal opportunity employer, which means we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

    We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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