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Assistant Category Manager

Support Office»Buying & Merchandising


Job Reference: 2 3 2 4 4 9 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Assistant Category Manager

Contract: Perm
Closing date: 21st June
Recruitment Partner: David Hancock -

Welcome to the Boots ROI Consumer and General merchandise team – an exciting team at the heart of the Boots Ireland trading function. As customers are changing, so are we! We’re focusing on really understanding our customers’ needs through insights, which support us to deliver the most comprehensive Health and Beauty offering in the Irish market, under one roof.The Asst. Category Manager role is a fast faced, dynamic role working cross functionally and with world renowned brands. Reporting to the C&GM Category Manager for Ireland, you will work with the wider Boots and Irish Trading team to deliver the priorities.

About the role

• Support the Category Manager in delivery of the annual budget.
• Support the Category Manager in the negotiation of “the best” terms/ JBP’s with Irish supplier base.
• Manage salesplan for the Category and customer journey specific to promotions.• Store support by way of exceptional communication and problem solving.
• Analyse sales performance and report accurately to support definition of ranges/ space in store BRI.
• Build relationships with your UK Trading counterparts to support in cascade of UK led plan
.• Seek out opportunities locally in Ireland and landing NPD ahead of the Irish market.
• Occasional travel per quarter to Ireland and trade shows within Europe.

What you’ll need to have

• Previous experience working as a category assistant or junior/ asst. buying manager within a trading function.
• Organisation - You will manage multiple big brands across Baby, Nutrition and Photo
• Experience using MS Excel
• You will work cross functionally and support stores where accuracy is key and with a “right first time” mentality.

It would be great if you also have

• Previous experience working within a retailer.
• Experienced to social media trends and active Irish influencers.
• Experience presenting to multiple team members both internally and externally• Outgoing - this is a people centric role.
• Passionate about all working for Boots.
• Focused on career development within the trading function.

Our benefits

• Pension membership (PRSA)
• Partial paid maternity leave
• Discretionary annual bonus
• Generous employee discounts
Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, health insurance, dental insurance, life assurance and much more.

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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