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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.

The Pharmacy Buyer is critical to maximising pharmacy income and margin through the successful management and negotiation of commercial agreements with suppliers, new product launches and execution of joint business plans.

This role reports into the Senior Pharmacy Buyer for Superdrug.

Here's the exciting bit…a day includes


Key stakeholders include: Suppliers, Healthcare Operations, Supply Chain team, Merchandising and Marketing
Working with the Healthcare Services team buying for the Online Doctor service and our clinics
Maximising pharmacy income and margin through supplier negotiations
Identifying and implementing new product or service opportunities to drive innovation
Working with suppliers and supply chain to ensure strong product availability
Collaborating with the Marketing team and suppliers to agree and implement strong marketing plans
Working on cross functional projects across the wider Healthcare team to exceed customer needs and help deliver the Healthcare strategy
Developing, building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships to support and enhance the Superdrug proposition
Providing exceptional service to customers both internal and external, working to proactively resolve issues and drive efficiencies
Management of a Junior Buyer responsible for Pmeds (medicines sold over the counter) and our Irish healthcare proposition

This job is a good fit for you if:
You thrive in a fast paced, ever changing environment
You want to add value through collaborative working, and ensuring people feel engaged and involved
You take pride in your attention to detail and ability to effectively plan and prioritise your workload
You have strong analytical skills and enjoy analysing data
You are great at building business relationships and enjoy working collaboratively with your team and your stakeholders
You get satisfaction though seeing your hard work and plans come together and have real business impact
You are motivated by delivering results and can easily work to deadlines
You enjoy learning new systems and finding more efficient ways of working
You have a proactive mindset and can understand and interpret the bigger picture
You’re a strong communicator who can easily help others to understand your perspective

What you’ll need:
Confidence in office 365 products, in particular Excel
Knowledge of Retek and Business objects is an advantage
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Experience working in retail or for a pharmaceutical or healthcare company would be ideal but not essential
Experience in the core principles of buying – negotiation, category management, supplier relationships

This role reports into the Senior Pharmacy Buyer for Superdrug.

 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
Hybrid working patterns available depending on role responsibilities with 2 days working from home and 3 days in our 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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Superdrug Head Office,51 Sydenham Road,CROYDON,CR0 2EU


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