Assistant Buying Manager

BOOTS
London
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description
About the role:

Welcome to the Boots ROI Beauty team - an exciting team at the heart of the Boots Ireland trading function. As customers are changing, so are we! We're focusing on really understanding our customers' needs through insights and trends, which support us to deliver the most comprehensive Beauty offering in the Irish market, under one roof.

The Asst. Buying Manager role is a fast faced, dynamic role working cross functionally and with world renowned Beauty brands. Reporting to the Beauty Buying Manager for Ireland, you will work closely with the wider Beauty and Irish Trading team to deliver the business priorities.

  • Support the Buying Manager in delivery of the Beauty Category annual budget.
  • Support the Buying Manager in the negotiation of "best in class" terms/ JBP's with Irish supplier base.
  • Ownership of salesplan for the Beauty Category and customer journey specific to promotions.
  • Store support by way of exceptional communication and problem solving.
  • Analysing sales performance and reporting accurately to support definition of ranges/ space in store BRI.
  • Building relationships with your UK Beauty counterparts to support in cascade of UK led plan.
  • Seeking out opportunities locally in Ireland and landing NPD ahead of the Irish market.
  • Occasional travel per quarter to Ireland and trade shows within Europe.
What you'll need to have:

  • Previous experience working as a category assistant or junior/ asst. buying manager within a trading function.
  • Strong organisational skills, you will be managing a large number of big brands, across a number of subcategories.
  • Experience using MS Excel is crucial with a good understanding of how to extract and manipulate raw data within to confidently analyse performance and commercial data vs. budget/ YoY.
  • Exceptional communication skills, you will be working cross functionally and supporting stores where accuracy is key and with a "right first time" mentality.
  • Experience in supplier funding and how to maximise commercial opportunities to drive sales ahead of market.
It would be great if you also have:

  • Previous experience working within a Beauty/ Toiletries led function.
  • Savvy to social media trends and active Irish influencers.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Outgoing and friendly personality, this is a people centric role.
  • Passionate about all things Beauty.
  • Focused on career development within the trading function.
Why Boots:

You'll be joining a company that is evolving and always looking to improve. We foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential.

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we can change for the better. To find out more about life and careers at Boots, click here.

Our benefits:

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
Flexible benefits scheme including discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes, holiday buying and much more.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility). *Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

What's next:

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion, you'll be notified by email.

We are always open to discussing possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you, including job share and reduced hours. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.
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