Category Management Assistant

Job reference: 145695BR 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
Category Administration Assistant
Fixed Term Contract

This role offers direct experience within the Customer and Category Teams, providing the opportunity to learn all the skills required to develop into a Category manager of the future.

About the opportunity

As a Category Administration Assistant your role will be essential to the delivery of key initiatives across the Customer and Category Team.

The purpose of the role is to provide direct and immediate support for your category based upon both consistent, and Ad Hoc requirements of the team. This may include (although not be limited to), responding to immediate & urgent queries from different stakeholders from across the business (e.g. Marketing, PR, Supply etc.) through to developing a knowledge of the category in order to support the Commercial Operations team in managing Salesplan, Finance and New Line Set Up.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Marketing and Public Relation product nominations
• Store Operation Queries
• Customer Support Centre questions & queries,
• Carrying out regular competitor reviews, and maintain details on previous activity,
• Liaising directly with suppliers on any key requirements such as product samples and images,
• Ad Hoc administrative tasks

About you

• Ability to multitask and prioritise workload alongside good time management
• Strong numeracy and administration skills
• Attention to detail with a right first-time attitude
• Strong ability to communicate effectively whether face to face, telephone or email
• Collaborative team working and relationship building
• Positive attitude, ability to deal with last minute changes and queries
• Works well under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Ability to be adaptable and flexible
• Knowledge of Microsoft office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word) essential


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