Buying and Merchandising Administrator

  • Arsenal FC
  • Islington, London, UK
  • 03 Mar, 2023
Full time Administration Leadership & Management Premier League Retail

Job Description

We are looking for a Buying and Merchandising Administrator to support our Retail team at Arsenal.

In this exciting new role, you’ll ensure that our product creation and supplier management runs seamlessly, supporting our retail growth.


Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).


Your day-to-day

  • Manage retail product administration, including new product set up and financial administration. 
  • Responsibility for sample management, liaising with our suppliers and managing all associated sample administration.  
  • Book and manage all supplier meetings and assist with supplier packs as required by our Buying team.
  • Assist our Store Management team with product and stock queries, and assist in overall stock take planning.


What we are looking for

  • Administrative experience within a retail department or similar area.
  • A fast learner with an appetite to cover a wide range of retail areas.
  • Numerical, detail-oriented and extremely organised.
  • The ability to work in a team environment with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Project coordination skills with an ability to see things through to completion in a busy environment.


Why choose us 

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Discounted Arsenal season tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners



Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 


Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.