Product Assistant

Job reference: 143461BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Marketing and Brand
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Product Assistant
Fixed Term Contract


As Product Assistant for Boots brand healthcare, you’ll play a critical role in supporting the product team in the development and delivery of the entire product pipeline in the UK. You’ll provide administrative support to the team, you’ll be the key coordination point for all stakeholders, and you’ll build strong relationships across the business and our retailer partner, ensuring proactive support and clear communication as required. You’ll coordinate the development and sharing of our brand assets, such as product photography, and will hold yourself and others to high execution standards. You’ll monitor how our products show up in our stores and you’ll stay close to competitor activity, both in store and online - capturing and sharing your insight with the product team on a regular basis. Your ability to manage multiple workstreams at any given time will be key, as will be your comfort in working seamlessly within our matrix organisation.

About the opportunity

• You will report to one of two Product Managers in the Positive Health Team
• You’ll be responsible for the coordination and development of our product photography assets, working with the brand manager to write briefs, collect samples and attend photoshoots. You’ll also work with our marketing agency on the edits and manage our asset library once the photography is complete.
• You’ll be accountable for ensuring each new product is set up correctly on our systems, working cross functionally with your colleagues, suppliers and our retailer to ensure item codes are generated, keeping stakeholders engaged and updated along the way.
• You’ll manage our cost budget administration, including raising and receipting POs, tracking invoices and keeping the monthly tracker up to date.
• You’ll provide administrative support to the product team, being the go-to coordinator for all things from samples, to sales reports, to travel and team building days!
• You’ll identify category trends and opportunities across packaging and product in the market. You’ll carry out quarterly store visits and competitor reviews both in store on line, acting as the eyes of the team to monitor and share back how our products show up on and what we can learn from competitor activity.
• Assuming you have a keen interest in developing your career in product, you’ll have countless opportunities to support on new product development project work, such working with the product managers on writing briefs for the manufacturer or developing the packaging design through to artwork creation.

About you

Are you passionate about products? Are you the “they really should invent that” one at the dinner table?

In addition to the above, the following skills and attributes are preferred in our Product Assistant:

• You’ll have a keen eye for detail, ensuring high executional standards in everything you do
• Organisation is key, you’re good at managing your time and have confidence in juggling multiple tasks and workstreams in order to meet deadlines, thriving on fast delivery
• You’re articulate with strong communication skills, both verbal and written
• You’ll be a natural relationship builder, with experience working closely with cross functional teams to achieve a common goal
• You’re competent using Microsoft office: excel, outlook and word
• You’re confidently able to manage multiple stakeholders
• You’re ambitious with a keen interest in a career in product development

Benefits

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• 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)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• 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 lorin.everall@boots.co.uk