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Head of Buying & Merchandising – Oxfam Retail

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Oxfam GB
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Published 28 days ago

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

 

Do you have experience in lived experience (s) or evidence of learning/taking action on anti-racism and inequalities?

 

Do you have exceptional relationship skills with the ability to quickly build and further maintain strong relationships, both internally and externally?

 

Do you have significant experience of leading a high performing buying and merchandising team?

 

 

We are looking for a Head of Buying & Merchandising – Oxfam Retail at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation. Applicants must be UK Based for this role. 

 

 

What you’ll be doing:

 

In this role, you will provide strategic direction and leadership in line with Oxfam’s feminist principles and values. Lead the product development and delivery into online market places and over 500x Oxfam shops. Represent SBO and Oxfam internally and at major events including our retail.

 

You'll have:

 

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.

 

An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

  • Experience of managing performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential, including increasing diversity and inclusion in teams and / or workplaces, and creating positive change in work culture, processes and practices.  
  • Lived experience (s) or evidence of learning/taking action on anti-racism and inequalities
  • Exceptional relationship skills with the ability to quickly build and further maintain strong relationships, both internally and externally
  • Significant experience of leading a high performing buying and merchandising team
  • Creativity, flexibility, Vision setting and lateral thinking. 
  • Strategic thinking and planning, with excellent organisational skills
  • Decisive with a drive to achieve results. 
  • Proven ability to remain calm and work well under pressure, juggling multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
  • Must have relevant Buying and Merchandising skills
  • Experienced people leader / manager

 

Flexfam:

 

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. The role will involve being located at our Oxfam Head Office in Oxford, as well as UK and potentially overseas travel.

 

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.

 

Offers of employment within the open recruitment stages will be subject to one satisfactory internal reference from a current manager in line with current policy where the selected candidate is moving to a new Division and the role has significantly changed from their current post. Gaining an internal employment reference will not apply to those within ringfence selection or suitable alternative / redeployment situation which falls under Oxfam’s redundancy process.

 

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:

 

As part of your online application, please upload a copy of your CV to this 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 (recruitmentteam@oxfam.org.uk). If you also want to discuss your application, please do contact us as well.

 

About Us

 

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.

 

Oxfam GB is a member of an international confederation 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.

 


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

 

Do you have experience in lived experience (s) or evidence of learning/taking action on anti-racism and inequalities?

 

Do you have exceptional…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    May 16, 2022
Salary
GBP 39,655 - GBP 51,816
/ year

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
Oxford, UK

How to Apply

Please apply using URL

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