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Why Superdrug

Passionate about Beauty and Health? Want to be part of an innovative, trend setting retailer? Our vibrant Head Office, based by East Croydon station is a fantastic environment filled with hundreds of brilliant personalities.

We’re a team that puts our customers and our teams at the heart of everything we do. At Superdrug, we aim to be the best in accessible health & beauty, loved by our customers for value, choice, friendly advice, service and fun.

Our success comes from our people – they make the difference. We’re all about personality, we have fun, and we work hard to deliver That Superdrug feeling.

Here's the exciting bit…a day includes

To deliver store availability within budgeted stock targets and whilst supporting company strategy. To be a member of a cross-functional team and supporting both departmental & business objectives. To provide support at a senior level to the Supply Chain Manager. Building inventory plans.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

•Daily / weekly tracking of stock levels and sales forecasts provided by the commercial teams to ensure optimal product supply and participate in joint performance reviews where appropriate.
•Provide sustainable product availability solutions, taking consideration of other areas of the business.  
•Deliver store availability about target for a group of products, ensuring inventory remains within budgeted stock targets.
•Be responsible for escalation of potential stock problems, and be prepared to present solutions.
•Be aware of all aspects of stock targets, whether it be weeks cover, financial value, or stock quality (SMS / discontinued).
•To support business initiatives by contributing to cross-functional teams, and supporting both departmental & business objectives.
•Stock profiling & stock analysis.  Identify high & low sellers to ensure that levels in store balance between availability & stock targets. 
•Promotions/events:  providing support to the Commercial team, ensuring stock is targeted correctly to drive incremental sales and minimise stock risk.
•Work with senior buyers, buyers & merchandisers in collaboration to align forecasts and inventory plans for Promotional, Seasonal ranges and, New launches. 
•Redefine and develop processes to improve operational efficiency within own area of responsibility, and also support other business functions by representing team as expert reference
•Escalate risks to availability, implementing solutions to minimise impact to stores.
•Planning stock flows from supplier to store especially through seasonal peaks, working with the buyers/suppliers & DC to minimise impact on service and optimise efficiency
•Providing relevant information for management of product area, both operational and management reporting. 
•Manage any ’reverse logistics’ activity from store through to supplier / disposal including all financial aspects
•Participation in market group range reviews
•Developing others either directly or indirectly using diverse training and coaching techniques
•Plan new launch and exit strategies with suppliers by working together to ensure best working practises.

What you’ll need to succeed


•Numerate and Analytical
•Self-motivating and able to work without supervision, with a level of autonomy for setting own goals and targets.
•Attention to detail but aware of the bigger picture
•Proactive – Using analytical skills to seek solutions
•Aptitude to challenge the status quo and figures
•Team focussed/ Able to work collaboratively with other departments

Here’s what’s in it for you

• Benefits 
• Working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office right by East Croydon station
• On-site beauty treatments, table tennis and café with a fantastic selection of hot and cold food every day
• Health and beauty giveaways from suppliers

Come and be part of something special.


 

Location

Superdrug Head Office,51 Sydenham Road,CROYDON,CR0 2EU

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