Assistant Product Manager, Healthcare - Boots UK

Job reference: 144175BR 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
Assistant Product Manager
Fixed Term Contract


As an Assistant Product Manager, you will be responsible for delivering the Boots brand product strategy and 3 year product pipeline on the Footcare category within our £150m Boots brand positive health and wellness business. You’ll lead the end to end product development to deliver these plans, from creating compelling, consumer-led concepts through to delivering the finished product on shelf. You’ll react fast to changing product trends and consumer needs, identifying opportunities to add value to the business and while meeting customer needs better than ever before. You’ll roll out the new Boots brand visual identity to all products in your categories to bring them in line with the retail brand identity, and you’ll also support the Product Manager in shaping the 3YP NPD pipeline for one of our most important categories, Vitamins & Wellness, in line with Boots new healthcare strategy.
You’ll work closely with your colleagues in the technical, regulatory & product delivery teams and your design agency partners to bring your products, and their associated claims, to life in the most compelling way. You’ll build strong relationships with the marketing and commercial teams to activate your products in a way that challenges perceptions of High Street Healthcare.

About the opportunity:

• You will report to the Product Manager of Vitamins, Wellness & Footcare
• 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 need to be equally comfortable working within a stringently regulated medical environment (working across a range of different product classifications, from medicines, to medical devices and food supplements) as you are exploring evolving proactive health space, looking at ways to bring the wellness movement to life within your range, opening up new penetration opportunities
• You will take ownership of the end to end product development for your brands, from concept creation through to ensuring the on time delivery and sufficiency of the product plans
• You’ll be responsible for mapping market & category trends and opportunities, translating macro trends into micro product attributes across packaging, formulation, fragrance & design
• You can demonstrate a deep understanding of manufacturing and production methods of the category. Your colleagues will look to you for your knowledge in our supplier’s capabilities and assets

About you:

Are you passionate about products? Are you the “they really should invent that” one at the dinner table? Do you have experience distilling complexity into simple consumer messaging?

In addition to the above, the following skills are strongly sought in our Assistant Product Manager:
• You must be able to demonstrate experience in end to end product development
• Ideally, you’d have experience navigating a tightly regulated environment, such as healthcare, to produce compelling consumer propositions
• You’re articulate and write well – this role is pretty copy-heavy, from pack copy writing & brand toolkit messaging to sell-in presentations
• You’re passionate about good design – you can talk articulately about pack message hierarchies, claims wording, iconography and colour, and have ideas about what you’d do differently in healthcare space
• You are relationship builder and have experience working in cross functional teams
• You spot opportunities where others don’t – you can demonstrate your experience in doing this and executing on it
• You’re passionate delivering good products quickly – you challenge the status quo where necessary and thrive on fast delivery

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)
• 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 faye.ramsay@boots.co.uk