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EU Buying Manager Global Sourcing

Support Office»Buying & Merchandising


Job Reference: 2 2 9 2 4 2 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

EU Global Sourcing - Buying Manager

Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 27th May
Recruitment Partner: David Hancock -

The Buying Manager is a critical role within the EU Global Sourcing team and manages sourcing and commercial activities across a range of categories. You will develop the execution of category sourcing strategies, delivery of profit improvement initiatives, leading the development and improvement in ways of working, creation of functional MI and reporting. You will be commercially astute, have stakeholder, customer and supplier relationship management skills

About the role

· Build a small but high performing team supporting and coaching their personal and professional development.
· Support strategy development and lead tactical execution of category sourcing Strategies.
· Improve and enable differentiated production development.
· Build a high performing supplier base and manage vendor relationships across multiple categories.
· Use commercial/procurement principals and to create operational efficiency and lead commercial and contract negotiations.
· Deploy exceptional leadership skills to deliver breakthrough performance across cross functional teams.

What you’ll need to have

· Degree level Education, or equivalent procurement or commercial experience in relevant spend categories (raw material or packaging commodities, Health & Wellness, Personal & Beauty), or industry sectors (Retail, CPG).
· Experience managing negotiations for spend categories >$30m million dollars.
· Experience implementing category sourcing or commercial strategies whilst delivering results.
· Experience working with Profit & Loss (P&L) concepts and identifying and delivering profit enhancement opportunities.
· Proficiency both written and verbal and orally

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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