Assistant Product Manager, Gift - Boots UK

Job reference: 142821BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Marketing and Brand
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
About the opportunity:

As an Assistant Product Manager for gift, you will be responsible for delivering the gifting collections across selected brands within our Boots Brand & Exclusives portfolio.

You’ll lead the end-to-end product development to deliver these plans, from creating compelling, consumer-led concepts and gift collections, through to delivering the finished product on shelf. You’ll react quickly to changing product trends and consumer needs, identifying opportunities that add value to the business whilst meeting customer needs better than ever before.

You’ll work closely with your colleagues in the technical, regulatory & product delivery teams and your design agency partners to bring your products to life in the most compelling way. You’ll build strong relationships with the marketing and commercial teams to showcase your ranges in all channels in the best way possible.

• You will report to one of our Gift Product Managers, supporting with the creation of category, brand and product strategies.
• You will assist in managing our design agency partners and their work on our brands from brief through evaluation to design guide sign off.
• You will build product briefs that deliver against the brand and gift strategies, as well as consumer insights.
• You’ll be responsible for identifying market and category trends and opportunities, translating macro trends into micro product details that will be reflected in the gift collections across packaging, formulation, fragrance and design.
• You will demonstrate a deep understanding of the manufacturing and production methods of the category and support the team in the understanding of our suppliers’ capabilities and assets.
• You’ll be relentlessly passionate about products and your consumers, and will lead for deeply engrained product understanding across your cross functional team
• You will take ownership of the end-to-end product development for your brands, from concept creation through to ensuring the on-time and on budget delivery and sufficiency of the product plans.

About you

Are you passionate about product development? Do you challenge yourself to stay aware of health beauty led trends?

In addition to the above, the following skills would be advantageous for the role of Assistant Gifting Product Manager:

• You can show experience in end-to-end product development from concept to final product delivery with experience in delivering at pace.
• You can demonstrate experience in translating the brand product strategies and consumer strategy & insights to create the gift strategy for your respective brand.
• You’re passionate about good design and have an ability to demonstrate previous experience in this area– you can talk articulately about pack message hierarchies, wording, iconography and colour.
• You have experience in reviewing and improving product offering and portfolio to maximise value to the business.
• You have a passion for product and can demonstrate good knowledge of the Health & Beauty retail market, especially gifting.
• You have experience in interpreting trends into a full product brief and product solutions.
• You are a forward-thinking relationship builder with experience of leading virtually, across global teams.
• A driver of change – leading the way and role modelling new processes for others.
• Passionate about best in class delivery – on time, in full, right first time and committed to achieving this.

Benefits:

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:

• Boots Pension Scheme
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why Boots

Our mission is to help everyone to feel good. This starts internally – with every colleague and every team. In our stores and pharmacies, our warehouses and our Support Office, we work together, putting our customers first and our colleagues at the heart of everything we do. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people, with a huge range of opportunities for you to continue to grow with us… just bring your passion and commitment and we’ll do the rest.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are 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.

We offer a variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance, just speak to our Recruitment team to find out more.

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 will be notified by email.
If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact frankie.mccallister@boots.co.uk