Assistant Buyer - Skincare

Job reference: 152484BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Business Support and Operations | Buying and Merchandising
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Buying Assistant - Skincare
12 month Fixed Term Contract

Reporting to a Buying Manager, you will mainly be responsible for data collation for the skincare area of the sourcing/buying team.

You will work with Buyers, Buying Managers, Masterdata and other members of the wider team to collate the information required for products to be entered in the SAP system. This is a full time, fixed term role, based in Nottingham.

About the opportunity

• Gather and analyse data to support collation and information to be submitted to Masterdata.
• Track the data through the process and report on progress on a daily/weekly basis.
• Administer cost price queries, gather and analyse information to enable the population of Cost Price Increase Templates.
• Develop and maintain close working relationships with all areas to ensure cross-functional / business-working initiatives are delivered
• Contributes to development & implementation of Best Practice for continuous improvement.
• General sourcing Team administrative tasks

About you

The ideal candidate will be a cross functional team player, who is analytical in approach, has excellent Excel skills and is able to demonstrate clear communication and organisation, shows enthusiasm and flexibility. A basic knowledge of SAP would be useful but not essential.

• The ideal candidate will have office environment experience
• Excellent organisation and communication skills are essential.
• Computer literate and proficient in working with Microsoft Office applications particularly Microsoft Excel.
You should be numerate, have great attention to detail whilst working within a process framework.
• Be a team player; use your own initiative, work to deadlines and able to prioritise workload.
The successful candidate will need to be capable of building strong relationships and be comfortable working with the challenge of a changing environment and supporting a diverse team.
• Multi tasking and flexibility is a requisite for this position.


We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• 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 Global Sourcing

Our sourcing team brings a broad and diverse range of products to life for our retailers, brands and most importantly, our customers.

Our global sourcing operation is the power behind WBA’s retailers and brands.

Our team of more than 400 people are located throughout Asia, the UK, Mexico and the U.S., putting us at the heart of the markets we serve and close to our suppliers. The combination of the team’s expertise and the breadth and diversity of our supplier base enables WBA Global Sourcing to bring to life an extraordinarily broad range of products from beauty and healthcare, to groceries and toys, with a specialty in the development of owned brand and consumer brand products.

With a razor-sharp focus on product quality, the Global Sourcing team supports delivery against our ambitious WBA sustainability targets through initiatives such as packaging reduction and the eradication of single-use plastic. We also reduce the volume of goods shipped around the world by manufacturing products locally in the regions where they will be sold. Critically, we ensure we only work with suppliers that consistently demonstrate compliance with our ethical sourcing requirements.

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