Title:  Buyer Desks


Bentleigh East, Victoria, AU

About us

At Officeworks we make bigger things happen. Our customers, our team, and our community are our heart and soul. And if our brilliant people have taught us anything, it is that we can do all kinds of incredible things, each and every day.


Fast paced. Innovative. Inspiring. With more than 8000 team members and a national footprint of more than 168 retail stores Australia wide – we’re focused on delivering a wide range, low price and great service. We’re about inspiring new ideas and thinking outside the box. We’re about kicking goals, having a laugh and pushing each other. We are about being rewarded and supported. We’re about teaching a customer something new and supporting the community. We’re about making a difference.

About the role

Source, negotiate, trade, review, design, communicate…we are looking for an experienced Buyer with passion and skill for developing a comprehensive and inspiring merchandise range within our growing and successful Furniture portfolio that will excite our customers!  

Driving the merchandise strategy and buying process for Desks, this creative commercial opportunity is integral in sourcing, developing and ranging merchandise reflecting our three pillars of Low Prices, Widest Range and Great Service.  

In addition to the development and implementation of business plans, product ranges, promotional activity, financial and inventory management targets, this key role will coach, develop and mentor a Buyers Assistant. 

Key points to consider: 

• Opportunity to play a key role in delivering the merchandise strategy for a successful business with future growth ambitions. 

• Key commercial opportunity due to internal promotion. 

• Develop and deliver Category Business plans with the support of key stakeholders across the organisation 

• Autonomous role that allows you to use your product development and category management experience to bring new ranges to life for customers 

• Opportunity to be part of an innovative and successful merchandise team 

About you

As an experienced retail buyer, with a history of working in design and trend-based roles, you enjoy building and establishing strong relationships across business functions and all key stakeholders. Your direct sourcing and product lifecycle management experience will enable you to interpret and act on market trends.  

Ability to influence and negotiate and present, sees you striking formidable commercial rapport and effectively communicating with all key stakeholders toward achieving positive outcomes. Your innovative, have a keen eye in global design and trends, your customer centric mindset is well balanced with the ability to trade your business daily through your commercial acumen and analytical capability with a focus on continuous improvement.   

As a customer focused mentor and coach, you are a supportive leader, encouraging and empowering your team to engage their entrepreneurial passion and skills to full potential. 

Key attributes: 

  • Strong communicator and negotiator who can influence and present 
  • International and local sourcing experience with a sound knowledge of raw materials and associated costs 
  • A history or working in portfolios that encompass seasonality, design, and global trends
  • Well-developed financial/commercial acumen with an established understanding of merchandise financial KPI’s (Sales, Net income, stockturns, GMROI/GMROS). 
  • Balance of entrepreneurial flair and analytical & planning capability   
  • Team player who is self-motivated and success-oriented                                                    
  • Tertiary study in Business, Commerce or Engineering would be an advantage        

Our culture

It’s all in a day’s work when you’re part of the Officeworks community – where you’re not defined by who you are, but what you can do. We celebrate our teams’ uniqueness by offering the below to the Officeworks family:

  • An inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment.
  • Flexible working arrangements to best support your individual needs.
  • A key focus on wellbeing and safety.
  • Generous discounts at Officeworks, Bunnings, Kmart, Target and Catch.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities to progress your career.
  • Industry leading Growing Families policy and access to Circle In portal for Working Families.


At Officeworks, we operate best when our team represents the communities we serve. We proudly commit to providing a safe and supportive work environment for everyone. We actively encourage applications from all candidates, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities.

Officeworks is a ‘Circle Back Initiative’ employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.