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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

The Senior Inventory Manager is responsible for managing an end to end Supply Chain, from supplier to store, smoothly, efficiently, and effectively, enabling us to deliver the best possible availability for our customers. The Senior Inventory Manager works collaboratively alongside suppliers, commercial and retail teams, taking direct responsibility for warehouse and store availability, stock health management and stock budget management. This role reports to the Supply Chain Manager.  

A typical day in this role includes:

•Interacting with a variety of stakeholders: Suppliers, Commercial, Distribution, Savers Supply Chain, Retail Operations 
•Direct ownership of an end to end supply chain: delivering availability and stock budget KPIs, building cross functional relationships
•Ensuring Superdrug’s inventory is in the right place at the right time
•Identifying opportunities for business improvements and efficiencies for flow of stock, reducing central cost across all channels, both in store and online
•Help deliver the overall Supply Chain strategy, that focuses on customer availability, commercial investment, and budget
•Be inquisitive in analysing data to identify areas of opportunity
•Placing stock orders to deliver superb availability within stock budget targets
•Provide insightful stock and availability updates to leadership teams
•Leading, coaching, and developing more junior member of the team

This job is a good fit for you if:

•You can manage and influence multiple stakeholders
•You enjoy analysing data to make the right decisions
•You enjoy being part of a team
•You enjoy detailed analysis, to highlight areas of improvement and opportunity
•You are proactive and forward thinking
•You enjoy a fast paced, challenging environment
•You are inquisitive and enjoy solving problems
•You understand the value of driving customer experience in store
•You understand how to develop and maintain cross functional relationships 
•You can effectively use a blend of data and great initiative to make decisions
•You get satisfaction through delivering KPIs and service targets
•You enjoy challenging external stakeholders to improve their performance

What you’ll need:

 •You need to have experience in owning a retail end to end supply chain, with responsibility for many SKUs, suppliers and stakeholders
•You need to have an in depth understanding of end to end supply chain management and the associated complexities
•You need to understand the core principles of a distribution operation and inventory management
•You need to have a working knowledge of general retail commercial processes
•You need to be a team player
•You need to be proactive, enjoy problem solving, and root cause analysis
•You need to be resilient
•You need to be willing to learn and develop
•You need to have the confidence to make decisions in a complex environment

Here's what's in it for you

  • 33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • 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
  • We offer Wagestream - a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • 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!
  • Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes

Come and be part of something special.

Hours: 37.5 | 9.00am - 5.30pm - Hybrid working 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.

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


Apply now to become part of more

By joining us, you will be part of More than just a health and beauty retail group. You’ll become part of an organisation which is well-recognised all over the world.