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Job Reference: 2 0 7 9 5 8 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Buying Assistant

Contract: Fixed Term Contract/Secondment Opportunities
Closing date: 11th July 2024
Recruitment Partner: David Hancock

About the role

Our Category team are at the heart of our business and play a critical role creating compelling reasons for customers to shop at Boots. They are a dynamic team, working to deliver a differentiated, competitive and customer led range in store.

The team are accountable for delivering the sales and profit budget using the key levers of range, price, promotions and distribution to delight our customers enabling them to ‘feel good’.

• Contribute to the delivery of customer promotions in store by setting up campaign offers such as 3 for 2, Half Price, on the Boots SAP system.
• Working with other teams such as the marketing and pricing team to ensure set ups are right first time.
• Confirm promotional funding with suppliers ensuring this is logged correctly on a tracker so it can be invoiced.
• Check invoice calculations and work with the Trading Process team to raise the correct amounts.
• Help the assistant category manager to review competitor pricing activity.
• Supporting the stores help desk and customer care team with all category queries, ranging from pricing, product descriptions or missing marketing material in store.
• Run sales reports and analyse for the team and suppliers, helping with Monday morning weekly reporting.
• Raise Purchase Orders for marketing and merchandising activity

What you’ll need to have

• (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
• In-depth understanding of numerous SAP programmes
• Proficient communication whether face-to-face, Teams or email
• Must develop knowledge of category strategy, performance and range

It would be great if you also have

• Ability to analyse/ report data

Our benefits

• Boots Retirement Savings Plan
• Discretionary annual bonus
• Generous employee discounts
• Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
• Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

At Boots, we foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. 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. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we change for the better.

What's next

"Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best"

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