Buyer & Product Developer


Buyer & Product Developer 

Hours: 25 hours a week (5 days a week) 

Annual Salary: £16,100 - £17,500 (based on 25 hours a week) + excellent benefits  

Contract: Permanent, part-time 

Work Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire – initially home-based  

Team: Embrace the Middle East, Trading 


Are you looking for a fresh new challenge in your retail career? Would you like your buying and product development expertise to help bring hope and lasting change to some of the most vulnerable and hardest to reach people living in the Middle East?   

If so, then we would like to hear from you.  


Embrace the Middle East Trading is a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity and shares a common vision; to bring hope and lasting change to some of the poorest and most marginalised people living in the Middle East.


We are looking to recruit a part-time Buyer and Product Developer - 25 hours a week - to develop, source and purchase products for Embrace the Middle East Trading, to sell to a growing number of customers, engage with new audiences and help generate income to support the work of Embrace’s Christian partners in the Middle East.  You will co-ordinate the development and implementation of our ethically sourced product range. You will work closely with suppliers and Embrace’s fulfilment house to ensure control stock levels meet customer demands.  For further details of the role, please see the job description and person specification below.    


To succeed in the role, you will have retail buying and product development experience, demonstrating an ability to create, co-ordinate and deliver a successful commercial product range.  We are looking for an exceptionally committed team player who is willing to go the extra mile and can work flexibly when necessary.  


This is an excellent opportunity to join Embrace’s ambitious and talented Trading team whose work makes a real difference to the charity.  You will be part of an organisation that values everyone’s contribution, pays a fair wage as well as attractive benefits, and is committed to support your continuing professional development. Working hours can be flexed to fit around childcare, or other needs, and will include some home working. 


As a Christian organisation, candidates must be sympathetic to the Christian ethos of Embrace the Middle East. 


How to apply  


To apply for this role, kindly send through a completed application form to attaching a covering letter outlining your suitability and your motivation for the role. 


We aim to contact all candidates either before or shortly after the closing date for applications. 


Closing date: 25 September 2020 


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