Buying Manager - Skincare

Job reference: 133937BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Buying and Merchandising
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
We are looking for Fixed term maternity cover Buying Manager to join our No7 skincare Sourcing team. The Buying Manager is a critical role within the team and is responsible for managing sourcing and commercial activities for our prestigious No7 brand. You will be responsible for developing and leading the execution of category sourcing strategies, delivery of profit improvement initiatives and managing relationships with external suppliers and internal stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

• Support strategy development and lead tactical execution of category sourcing Strategies.
• Drive profit improvement and enable differentiated production development.
• Build a high performing supplier base and manage vendor relationships across multiple portfolio categories.
• Use procurement principals and to create operational efficiency and lead commercial and contract negotiations.
• Deploy exceptional leadership skills to deliver breakthrough performance across cross functional teams

A bit about you…

• Degree level Education, or equivalent procurement experience in relevant spend categories (Health & Wellness, Personal & Beauty, Seasonal & convenience) or industry sectors (Retail, CPG, Pharmaceuticals).
• Experience managing negotiations for spend categories >$30m million dollars.
• Experience implementing category sourcing strategies with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results.
• Experience working with Profit & Loss (P&L) concepts and identifying and delivering profit enhancement opportunities.
• Knowledge of the strategic sourcing/procurement lifecycle and procurement best practice .

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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