Assistant Buyer - Skincare

Job reference: 133934BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
We are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join our sourcing team. Reporting to a Buying Manager, you will initially be responsible for a wide range of key activities supporting the Sourcing/Buying team, such as data analysis, supplier negotiation preparation, and execution of tenders, supplier performance reporting and working with cross functional teams.

The ideal candidate will be a cross functional team player, who is analytical in approach, has excellent Excel skills and is able to demonstrate clear communication and organisation, shows enthusiasm and flexibility.

Key Responsibilities

• Gather and analyse data to support reporting
• Support with cost saving opportunities
• Support the buying team with the generation and issuing of buying documentation i.e. RFI, RFQ information
• Administer cost price queries, business award letters, recording of supplier key information
• Develop and maintain close working relationships with all areas to ensure cross-functional / business-working initiatives are delivered
• General sourcing Team administrative tasks

A bit about you…

• Degree or equivalent in Business, Buying or related subject
• Experience of administrative work in a commercial environment, ideally in Sourcing or procurement
• Highly computer literate
• Detail focussed and analytical in approach
• Strong interpersonal skills

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 & annual discretionary bonus plan
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Generous staff discount scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym and Canteen
• 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

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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: