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Senior Buyer Beauty Services

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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.

Role Purpose:
You are responsible for the joint development of the on-going Beauty Services strategy at Superdrug, particularly focused on driving strong commercial relationships with key suppliers that deliver product and service in this area. This also includes taking full ownership of the commercial proposition always looking for ways to improve sales and profit performance. This role reports to the Senior Business Manager for Beauty Studio.

 A typical day in this role includes:
Interacting with the Beauty Services team in head office, the Regional Operations team, and key stakeholders in other departments across Superdrug
Leading change to support the department in key processes that deliver improved sales performance, increased profits, and support the ongoing strategy
Develop, implement and deliver commercial strategy across Beauty Services to achieve strategic and financial objectives including pricing and promotional activities
Develop key external relationships with suppliers who deliver product and services
Bringing innovation into the category by staying close to the external market, industry, and competitors
Supporting P+L control particularly in the areas of margin and consumables costs
Develop stretching budgets for the category and stores working closely with finance to ensure strong delivery
Ensuring we have strong marketing plans to support the strategy and promotional activity in store
Reviewing and advising on key performance metrics to the wider Beauty Services teams and other key stakeholders
Supporting with key strategic projects
Carrying out any administrative duties associated with the role

This job is a good fit for you if:
You enjoy working in a fast-paced and evolving category
You have a strong commercial understanding of how the beauty industry works
You know you add value through your flexible approach and can easily adapt when priorities change
You are very organized and structured in your approach
You are functionally capable, demonstrating the breadth and depth of functional technical knowledge that is required to carry out your role to a high level
You have developed the ability to make good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement
You are motivated by exceeding expectations and delivering outstanding results
You enjoy challenging the norm, pushing boundaries, and being adaptable

What you’ll need:
You need to have significant experience in retail or similar and the beauty industry
Ideally a background in commercial or procurement
Have a strong understanding of key IT applications such as Microsoft
Strong analytical skills
Project management skills- planning and organization skills
Excellent attention to detail

Here's what's in it for you

33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays)
Being part of more! We are part of a group who work closely with Savers, The Perfume Shop and Three UK.

We are part of A.S. Watson Group, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15,700 stores in 25 markets!
2 staff discount codes for yourself and a family member or friend
30% discount on Superdrug Own Brand Products both in store and online
Currently we are working from home in line with government guidelines When we are able  you will be working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office close to East Croydon Station
Company pension matching and bonus
Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes
Come and be part of something special.
Hours: 37.5 | 9.00am - 5.30pm


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