Assistant Product Manager, Botanics or Sleek - Global Brands

Job reference: 131235BR Previous
Location: London, Kings Place
Function area: Marketing and Brand
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week

London or Nottingham based

Are you an entrepreneurial product developer who wants a new challenge? Can you inspire a cross functional team to deliver your product ambitions? Are you passionate about delighting consumers with fast paced innovation and inventive ideas? Are you able to move at pace, work with ambiguity and develop and anticipate products consumers really want? Can you work unsupervised and bring fresh new thinking to the brands?

This is the chance to really make your mark as a product developer and have the freedom to grow a brand that is substantial but in need of a fresh approach. There is work to build upon but a clear opportunity to make this role, the way we work and the outputs your own. This role will provide you the opportunity to work on brands with untapped potential and to create a new way of working for the business.

Key Responsibilities:

• Responsible for identifying emerging product trends, developing concepts, partnering with suppliers and taking this through to product brief and finished product delivery
• Lead the end to end product development process on behalf of the global brand team for either Sleek (cosmetics) or Botanics (multi-category/skincare) – reports to the brand & product manager (who is the lead for the brand)
• Ability to translate macro trends into product detail including packaging, formulation, fragrance & design elements and lead a cross functional team to support the delivery.
• Manage agency partners, internal teams and suppliers and their work on our brands from brief to evaluation: specifically packaging, claims, fragrance houses and sourcing.
• Responsible for understanding and championing what your brand stands for and how products can deliver on that by constantly reviewing, adding to and improving the product offering and portfolio to maximise value to the business

A bit about you:

• UK and Global Product development experience (USA a big plus) in relevant beauty categories (skincare, cosmetics, bath & body). Passionate about both brand and product. Experience in working in close partnership with suppliers/OTS to deliver product at pace (perhaps from a start up or small independent brand). .
• Keen understanding of commercial impact their work has on the business – cost conscious and ability to translate passion for product into sales results.
• Passionate about understanding & meeting consumer needs through product and highly engaged/immersed in fashion, trends and culture. Strong affiliation to the target consumer for the brand and a genuine advocate for the portfolio.
• Collaborative, team player able to work autonomously and without set process. Able to build strong working relationships across levels, geographies and functions with a broad cross functional team. Demonstrate confidence in dealing with senior stakeholders.
• Strong presentation skills & independent thinking are a must – we want to shake things up, not churn out the expected!
• Thrives in a fast paced environment and able to manage multiple projects at once. Creative, energetic and not phased by ‘business as unusual’.

A bit about us:

At Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap&Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.

What we can offer you:

We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition.

We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop at D90, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy – please contact frankie.mccallister@boots.co.uk

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: https://globalbrandscareers.wba.com/.