Buyer - Skincare

Job reference: 133940BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Buying and Merchandising
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
A fabulous opportunity for an experienced Sourcing or Procurement professional operating at Buyer level to join the No7 Skincare Sourcing team and be part of our exciting global expansion.

Key Responsibilities

• Accountable for driving profit enhancement, cost savings
• Support the development and optimisation of a supplybase which enables differentiated New Product Development (NPD)
• Support the management of on-going vendor relationships and supplier performance
• Ensure regular supplier meetings takes place and implement improvement strategies with suppliers
• Supports supplier selection criteria through performing the initial research and provide input in the selection of suppliers in collaboration with a cross-functional team
A bit about you…
• A strong Cross functional player with excellent stakeholder management skills
• Experience managing negotiations for spend categories >$10m million dollars ideally on a global level
• Experience implementing category sourcing strategies with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results
• Knowledge of the strategic sourcing/procurement lifecycle and procurement best practices
• Experience working with Profit & Loss (P&L) concepts, such as revenue, COGS, gross profit margin, operating expenses and cash flow with a view to identifying and delivering profit enhancement opportunities

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

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy – please contact Mark.Woodyatt@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/.