Buying and Merchandising

Through our Michael Page and Page Personnel brands we handle a wide range of buying and merchandising recruitment assignments, from support-level roles to department directors.

Who we are

The purchasing and planning departments of retailers, wholesale and import organisations require a specialist recruitment service, which PageGroup provides through our buying and merchandising teams. There is international demand for skilled talent in this area, particularly across European markets, so our local teams work in close collaboration with their counterparts in other parts of the world to ensure information, insight and best practice is shared to provide the optimum service to all buying and merchandising professionals.

PageGroup understands the impact that the shift online has had to the market. Consumer confidence in e-commerce transactions is on the rise; as such retail organisations require specialist skill sets to innovate and deliver in this area. Our global networks include buying and merchandising contacts of this calibre, as well as the ‘traditional’ retail relationships we’ve built and maintained over nearly four decades in operation.

What we do

We recruit candidates on a permanent, temporary, contract and interim basis across all product areas. We’re aware of the big part that product specialisation plays in both career progression and the hiring process, so our recruitment teams are set up to support this differentiation.

Roles we recruit

  • Buying
  • Merchandising
  • Category management
  • Branch merchandising
  • E-commerce/e-tail
  • Stock/inventory control and allocation
  • Macro and micro space planning