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Raw Materials & Sustainable Sourcing Buyer

Support Office»Buying and Merchandising


Job Reference: 179989BR

Ryde, Isle of Wight



Raw Materials & Sustainable Sourcing Buyer
Ryde, Isle of Wight

A fabulous opportunity for a Sourcing or Procurement professional operating at Buyer level to join the Liz Earle Sourcing team and be part of our exciting global expansion.

About the opportunity:

  • Manage commitment of raw materials, managing raw material stock takes and ensuring correct levels of natural raw materials in the supply chain.
  • Work seamlessly with sourcing colleagues across the WBA business to leverage global benefits for WBA as part of a Global Sourcing organization.
  • Support the development and optimisation of the 2nd tier supply base which enables differentiated New Product Development (NPD)
  • Deliver the Liz Earle Responsible Sourcing Strategy for raw materials, ensuring it remains reflective of the brand ethos, ensuring transparency of supply chain, traceability of ingredients and ethical standards across the supply chain.
  • Working closely with sustainability colleagues across WBA to ensure that the Liz Earle responsible sourcing programme remains connected to WBA minimum standards

About you:
  • A knowledge of and advocate for sustainability within supply chains
  • An excellent cross functional player with great stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Be a team player, use your own initiative, work to deadlines and able to prioritise workload.
  • Analytical approach to data – confident using MS office, particularly Excel


We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:
  • A comprehensive onboarding programme
  • Generous product discount
  • Friends and family discount scheme
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Lifeworks
  • 25 days a year holiday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Monthly Liz Earle Goodie Box

Why Liz Earle:

Our great British beauty brand started life on the idyllic Isle of Wight back in 1995. Our co-founders, Liz Earle and Kim Buckland, paired their beauty business know-how and a passion for botanical ingredients, natural health and wellbeing to create a multi award-winning beauty range, which is today loved by millions. We are now a business of over 800 staff all over the UK.

From day one, our Precious Recipe – We Care More, We Never Settle, We Are One Team, has been at the heart of the business. It’s a collection of special ingredients that make us who we are, shaping every decision across the business, from our Customer Advisors to members of our Management Team. It’s because of these strong values that it’s important to us to find the best people with the right skills and the right attitude to help the business grow, working to continually delight our customers.

Liz Earle is now part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores worldwide and a network of over 440,000 colleagues. Our purpose is to help people live happier and healthier lives. We work alongside our No 7 Beauty Company Brands such as No7, Soap&Glory, Sleek, and YourGoodSkin and touch the lives of millions with our passionate, innovative and pioneering approach to Beauty and Healthcare.

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

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