Wellbeing Buyer
5d ago

Why Superdrug

Passionate about Beauty and Health? Want to be part of aninnovative, trend setting retailer? Our vibrant Head Office, based by EastCroydon station is a fantastic environment filled with hundreds of brilliantpersonalities.

We’re a team that puts our customers and our teams at theheart of everything we do. At Superdrug, we aim to be the best in accessiblehealth & beauty, loved by our customers for value, choice, friendly advice,service and fun.

Our success comes from our people they make thedifference. We’re all about personality, we have fun, and we work hard todeliver That Superdrug feeling.

We are looking an experienced buyer to work within wellbeing, to redefineour category and maximise sales & profit in a v high profile category withbig market share opportunities.

You willhave autonomy to select the ranges and brands we list and then work with ourmerchandising team to analyse their performance.

You will own the supplier relationships foryour category as well develop and implement strategic plans, ensuring thecustomer remains central to your decision making.

A proven background in buying is key to this role, as well as astrong understanding of the market. You will have experience buying brandedproduct and have creative eye and an awareness of current and future retailtrends.

Strong commercial acumen, and superb Excel skills are key to thisrole, as well as the ability to work independently, efficiently and withinitiative.

Here's the exciting bit a day includes

Developingand delivering category plans including range reviews, promotions, pricing andstock that are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financialobjectives.

  • Collaboratewith the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing promotional plansand strategies that are relevant to category;
  • adhere to legislation and brandguidelines’; and clearly and effectively communicate with the customer, drivingfootfall and profitable sales.

    Workingwith online to ensure that we have the right visibility online and brands are highlightedand promoted appropriately.

    Workingin conjunction with Supply Chain team, ensure base sales and promotionalforecasts are adhered to, whilst maintaining in-store & online availability to meet the customer’sneeds.

    Workwith new and existing suppliers to foster new ideas, new ranges and differentiateSuperdrug’s offering vs our competitive set whilst still meeting internal KPIS.

    Workwith the Own Brand team to develop and deliver Own Brand products / ranges thatdeliver increased participation and meet agreed strategy and plans.

  • Workingin partnership with the Merchandising team, agree merchandising strategy thatdrives and delivers right range in the right store;
  • ensuring availability instore; and control of slow moving stock.

    Developeffective internal working relationships with cross functional team members tosupport and enhance category objectives and performance.

    Adoptappropriate negotiation strategies to attain the best terms for the categoryand the business.

    Categoryexpert utilises and continually develop knowledge in category products,competitors and market activity to deliver increased category performanceobjectives.

    This job is a good fit for you if :

  • You thrive in afast paced, dynamic environment where you can own the strategic decision makingfor your categories
  • You are a strongnegotiator and able to secure the best outcomes for Superdrug
  • You are quick thinkingand enjoy anaylsing data from a variety of sources to make informed decisions
  • Youare motivated by achieving results in line with the business’ strategy
  • Here's what's in it for you

    33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service(inclusive of bank holidays)

    Being part of more! We are part of a group who work closelywith Savers, The Perfume Shop and Three UK.

    We are part of A.S. Watson Group, the world's largestinternational health and beauty retailer with over 15,700 stores in 25 markets!

    2 staff discount codes for yourself and a family member orfriend

    30% discount on Superdrug Own Brand Products both in storeand online

    Currently we are working from home in line with government guidelines When we are able you will be working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office closeto East Croydon Station

    Company pension matching and bonus

    Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes

    Come and be part of something special.

    Hours : 37.5 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Minimum 5 years’ experience as a buyer in a retailenvironment (Grocer, Fragrance, Healthcare)

    Strong analytical skills

    Strong Excel skills

    Very strong commercial awareness and creative skills

    Proven negotiation skills

    Decisive and able to work in a fast paced environment

    Strong communication, analytical and organizationalskills

    Display delegation skills, priorities withindelegated tasks and manage deadlines

    Practice excellent time management skills and abilityto cope under pressure


    Superdrug Head Office, 51 Sydenham Road, CROYDON, CR0 2EU


    Apply now to become part of more

    By joining us, you will be part of More than just a health and beauty retail group. You’ll become part of an organisation which is well-recognised all over the world.

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