Grocery Buyer


New World Thorndon is a premier supermarket in Wellington and a key point of difference is our great people.

We are looking for an exceptional, computer savvy, ‘hands on’ Grocery Buyer who has a strong supermarket or retail background. We’d like the successful candidate to possess the ability to develop and manage relationships with suppliers and manage purchasing of stock.

Responsibilities include:

  • Meeting with suppliers to ensure product opportunities are realised
  • Creating daily orders with suppliers and using systems to process these efficiently
  • Ensuring that the full range and sufficient quantity of products are available for sale at all times
  • Creating and maximising increased sales opportunities and achieving and maintaining gross profit and store share targets
  • Monitoring competitors pricing
  • Ensuring in-store specials are invoiced correctly, and all buying records and documentation is up to date and accessible

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to negotiate and bargain for the best possible prices
  • Tremendous commitment and attitude with loads of initiative and enthusiasm to help promote and develop Grocery lines
  • Well organised
  • Able to meet budget targets and optimise product range
  • Reliability
  • Able to work individually and as part of the team are both necessary requirements

The position is full-time, including one weekend shift and extra hours when required.

Hours and remuneration will be discussed during an interview.


New World Thorndon Supermarket

150 Molesworth Street



Permanent Full Time

Job no: ECAN8244263

Location: North Island, Wellington, Wellington

Closing Date: Available for immediate start