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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

You will work with brands such as L’Oreal, Coty and P&G. As a Senior Buyer you will personally look after the Kinks Curls and Coils and Styling categories as well as leading 2 buyers and their buying assistants. You will already have experience of buying FMCG for a larger retailer and you will have managed a team previously. Your #1 priority will be delivering customers that Superdrug feeling by identifying and sourcing new products and delivering competitive promotional plans. The ideal candidate should be organized, dynamic, resilient and a self-starter.

A typical day in this role includes:

•You will manage a team of 4 people and report into the Head of trading
•Your stakeholders are - Merchandising, Supply Chain, Own Brand, Marketing, finance, store operations, online, insights and the supplier base
•Your main objective is to deliver the top line budget, sales, margin + fixed investment targets, own brand and exclusive targets, stock management, category specific strategic goals and developing the team.
•Your goal is to hit all your commercial objectives while leading a team
•Galvanizing the team to deliver results, flexing your style to engage internal stakeholders and get the best deal out of the suppliers

This job is a good fit for you if:

•You enjoy working as part of a team to achieve great results
•You know you add value through finding new innovative products and brands
•You understand how to read and interpretate data and have good numeracy and excel skills
•You are a skilled at negotiator
•You are good at getting stuck into tasks and getting up to speed quickly
•You can easily engage and challenge suppliers to get the best possible outcome
•You have developed the ability to manage and lead others, knowing what works for the individual
•You are motivated by delivering what’s best for the CUSTOMER and delivering the best for them always
•You get satisfaction though implementing strategic thinking to gain market share
•You are passionate about your category and you are an engaging presenter

What you’ll need:

•You need experience of Commercial buying of FMCG for a larger retailer
•You will need to be a skilled and commercial negotiator 
•You need to be confident in making commercial decisions that impact our stores
•You will understand the core principles of health and beauty market 
•You will have working knowledge of the UK market High street and Grocery
•Your leadership experience will have equipped you to lead a team and influence sideways and above

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



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.