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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

Role Purpose:
The buying assistant role is critical to support the effective running of the category and delivery of the commercial plan. Working within the commercial trading team to coordinate promotions and ensure the accurate and effective administration of our products, to ensure we can continue to provide a breadth of range inclusive to all our customers, at a price they love.  

 Key Responsibilities

  • Interacting with a variety of stakeholders: Supply Chain, Marketing, Merchandising, OB Design and Technical, Finance
    Stakeholders from outside the BU: Suppliers
  • Managing own areas of product critical path ensuring all deadlines are met and actions delivered
  • Responsible for supporting the effective day to day running of the department category
  • Ensuring all new lines are set up accurately and efficiently
  • Accurately implement costs and retail price amendments within agreed timescales, reconciling all changes to ensure consistency
  • Supporting the business to effectively deliver the end to end promotional process including POS sign off and promotional loading
  • Working in collaboration with the store operations team to handle store product queries
  • Providing accurate and timely invoicing and tracking of ‘other income’
  • Providing exceptional service to customers both internal and external, working to proactively resolve queries and escalating where necessary
  • Completing competitor analysis and presenting back findings to the team
  • Ensuring adequate sample management and availability
  • Helping the buyers with any ad hoc tasks and department queries including reporting on request

This job is a good fit for you if:

  • You are health and beauty obsessed and love staying up to date with the latest trends
  • You’re resilient and would thrive in a fast-paced, everchanging environment
  • You know you add value through your ability to build great collaborative relationships
  • You understand the importance of your role in the business and take pride in your attention to detail
  • You’re ambitious and eager to learn the first step in the buying journey
  • You are motivated by delivering results and can easily work to deadlines
  • You get satisfaction though seeing the products for the category you support, out on store shelves and available on
  • Your adaptable approach means you can easily pick up a new way of working or process
  • Your curious and can challenge where you see an opportunity for us to do better

What you’ll need:

  • Confidence in office 365 products, specifically excel
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working within retail would be ideal

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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