Position Title:Portfolio Manager


Location:Milton Keynes, England, UK

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity for someone with proven administration and preferably some buying admin experience, the Buying Assistant will play a key role in the support of a busy, fast-paced environment. Working closely with the Buyer within one of the brands key categories to provide support in all aspects of the buying process, including; gathering product information from suppliers, uploading this onto internal database, sample management, through to quality assurance. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, written & verbal, with the ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders, approaching task-oriented solutions with a logical and efficient attitude. Highly organised, a head for figures and sound MS Office skills, particularly MS Excel.


  • Work with the Head of Change and Transformation functional owners and programme managers to create and manage one project plan for Homebase
  • Facilitate and manage prioritisation for all projects
  • Manage the overall dependencies view and facilitate the right conversations for a projects
  • Manage the benefits realisation for all projects
  • Facilitate stop start continue sessions as necessary
  • Run a regular prioritisation governance group
  • Communicate will all governance groups so priorities are clear


  • Prompt and confident decision maker
  • Convincing and trust building style of communication
  • Analytical research and prediction
  • Ability to interpret data and communicate it in an informative and calculated manner
  • Able to calculate risk
  • Create calm, positive environment and have patience
  • Innovative, creative thinking
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Good financial acumen

About Homebase

Founded in 1979, we are the home and garden experts. We’re a one-stop-shop for the products, expertise and inspiration home makers need to fix, improve or transform their homes and gardens.