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Year In Industry - Buying

Early Careers


Job Reference: 2 3 2 1 6 2 B R

Nottingham Support Office

Fixed Term

37.5 Hours

Closing date: Tuesday 18th June
Assessment centre: July 2024
Start date: September 2024
Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £24,500
Location: Nottingham Support Office

Our Category buying team are at the heart of our business and help create compelling reasons for customers to shop at Boots. They are a dynamic team, working to deliver a unique and customer led range in stores across 1000s of the best Health and Beauty brands. The team are accountable for delivering the sales and profit budget using the levers of range, price, promotions and distribution to delight our customers to help them to feel good.

About the role
Your Year In Industry scheme starts with 4 week placement in store to immerse yourself into the daily workings of the store environment. Following this you will spend 11 months embedded into a core category buying team across one of our 3 business units including, Beauty, Healthcare and General Merchandise.

The programme will include both functional training and additional quarterly training to help build both your leadership. It will give you experience in establishing communication and engagement with prospects. You will be involved in wider projects to both showcase your newly learnt skills as well as spending time across different functional and having exposure to the wider senior leadership team.

Other aspects of the role include:
  • Share product ideas, trends and insights with the buying team to ensure we have the best range at Boots.
  • 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.
  • Work with other teams such as the marketing and pricing team to ensure set ups are right first time.
  • Confirm promotional funding with suppliers and raise associated invoices
  • Help the assistant category manager to review competitor pricing activity.
  • Run and analyse weekly sales reports for the team and suppliers
What you’ll need to have
  • Must be on track to achieve a minimum of 2:1 degree as part of a course that allows for a placement programme year.
  • A passion for products
  • A desire for self-development
  • Experience of achieving deadlines
  • An ability to work well as part of a team, and be able to build effective relationships across the business
  •  A change mindset

Our benefits
  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • 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
  • During your application you will be asked to complete an assessment.
  • After the closing date we will review applications and assessment scores and invite successful candidates to an assessment centre taking place in July.
  • Unsuccessful candidates will receive and email with their outcome.
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.

Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis.

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