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.
We are looking an experienced buyer to work within wellbeing, to redefine
our category and maximise sales & profit in a v high profile category with
big market share opportunities. You will
have autonomy to select the ranges and brands we list and then work with our
merchandising team to analyse their performance. You will own the supplier relationships for
your category as well develop and implement strategic plans, ensuring the
customer remains central to your decision making.
A proven background in buying is key to this role, as well as a strong understanding of the market. You will have experience buying branded product and have creative eye and an awareness of current and future retail trends.
Strong commercial acumen, and superb Excel skills are key to this role, as well as the ability to work independently, efficiently and with initiative.
Here's the exciting bit…a day includes
and delivering category plans including range reviews, promotions, pricing and
stock that are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financial
Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing promotional plans and strategies that are relevant to category; adhere to legislation and brand guidelines’; and clearly and effectively communicate with the customer, driving footfall and profitable sales.
Working with online to ensure that we have the right visibility online and brands are highlighted and promoted appropriately.
Working in conjunction with Supply Chain team, ensure base sales and promotional forecasts are adhered to, whilst maintaining in-store & online availability to meet the customer’s needs.
Work with new and existing suppliers to foster new ideas, new ranges and differentiate Superdrug’s offering vs our competitive set whilst still meeting internal KPIS.
Work with the Own Brand team to develop and deliver Own Brand products/ranges that deliver increased participation and meet agreed strategy and plans.
Working in partnership with the Merchandising team, agree merchandising strategy that drives and delivers right range in the right store; ensuring availability in store; and control of slow moving stock.
Develop effective internal working relationships with cross functional team members to support and enhance category objectives and performance.
Adopt appropriate negotiation strategies to attain the best terms for the category and the business.
Category expert – utilises and continually develop knowledge in category products, competitors and market activity to deliver increased category performance objectives.
This job is a good fit for you if:
- You thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment where you can own the strategic decision making for your categories
- You are a strong negotiator and able to secure the best outcomes for Superdrug
- You are quick thinking and enjoy anaylsing data from a variety of sources to make informed decisions
- You are motivated by achieving results in line with the business’ strategy
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
Minimum 5 years’ experience as a buyer in a retail
environment (Grocer, Fragrance, Healthcare)
Strong analytical skills
Strong Excel skills
Very strong commercial awareness and creative skills
Proven negotiation skills
Decisive and able to work in a fast paced environment
Strong communication, analytical and organizational skills
Display delegation skills, priorities within delegated tasks and manage deadlines
Practice excellent time management skills and ability to cope under pressure
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.Apply