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Category Manager for Healthcare

Support Office»Buying & Merchandising


Job Reference: 2 3 3 7 0 3 B R

Dublin, City West


37.5 Hours

The Category Manager for Healthcare, reporting to the Senior Category Manager, supports the function by providing direction on Boots Ireland annual commercial plan and delivering on its key objectives.

Managing a team of Category Assistants and working with the support of Category teams across Ireland and the UK and cross functionally with Marketing, Operations and Stores teams, the role steers the Boots Ireland business on new products and promotions to maximise profit and meet the needs of our growing customer base.


Applying a customer led focus to develop an in-depth customer behaviour understanding of their area and be aware of cross category connections that could assist or impact the business, the Category Manager will;

Negotiate with Suppliers to agree an annual plan and secure the best deals & outcomes for the business.

Lead on the delivery of the supplier plans to sustain and develop business performance, conducting all external relationships with a high degree of professionalism and efficiency.

Develop and deliver the product area plans through analysis of market trends, customers, competitors and internal performance to feed into the category management process (CRP)/range review.

Be accountable for process compliance and accuracy of processes across key commercial processes.

Maintain relationships with other functions such as Supply, Merchandising, Boots brand team, Marketing and Operations, operating as a Leader in virtual teams with a “ one team” mind set.

Review category performance against KPIs and report as required. Make proposals on actions and take decision.

Meet key performance KPI’s across market share, talent growth and budget.


  • Category / brand management experience.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Team leadership skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Influencing skills, building relationships and networks.
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking.


We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility).

We're always looking for people who care; people who go the extra mile to change things for the better. You'll be joining a company that is evolving and always looking to improve. 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 can change for the better.
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A member of our Resourcing Team will be in touch with you via phone or email to give you an update on your application status and discuss any next steps. If you have not been successful on this occasion, you will be notified by email.
If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to enable you to be at your best.

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