Wellbeing Buyer

Recruiter
AS Watson Superdrug Stores PLC
Location
Croydon
Salary
Competitive plus benefits and bonus
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Expires
16 Aug 2017
Wellbeing is a key strategic focus for Superdrug, in particular both the Vitamins and Footcare categories are both winning in the market and this role offers the opportunity to continue to drive market share and growth. Wellbeing is a fast paced, high volume category in Superdrug, with a wide range of high profile suppliers. We have seen that the buying behaviours of our customers are changing and therefore these two categories are starting to have a real lean towards NPD with a beauty bias. What makes our buying function unique here is the special mix of creativity, working with great suppliers and delivering results as a team. What will you do as a Wellbeing Buyer in Superdrug? You'll develop a real insight to what our customers want, identify and source new products and review existing ranges to make sure they're commercially successful. You'll be driving commercial strategy to deliver sales and profitability whilst giving real value to our customers. Right at the heart of our business, you'll work cross-functionally across differing functions including our Own Brand team, Marketing and Merchandising experts, and Supply Chain specialists. You will develop, implement and deliver category plans including range reviews, promotions pricing and stock that are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financial objectives. This role also has the opportunity to work on projects including in store fixturisation to ensure we maximise the beauty connection to these key products for our customers. What are we looking for? A buyer who is established in their career who is striving to work with some great suppliers. You will love negotiating and enjoy the challenge of reviewing our offering and proposing changes to the range to continue to improve performance . You will have the interpersonal skills to influence people, have a confident, energetic approach, and have the planning and organisational skills to deliver projects under the pressure of tight deadlines. Lastly, resilient and calm under pressure, you will be someone who thrives in a diverse, commercial and fast paced environment. Superdrug's purpose is to be the best in everyday accessible beauty and health, and we are committed to bringing innovation and the latest styles and trends to every high street in the UK and Southern Ireland at fantastic prices. Our customers can be reassured that we are committed to bringing new and beautiful brands to our customers exclusively and faster than our competition. Our new, modern head office in East Croydon is an informal, friendly and fun place to work with the feeling of being part of the action. You can take initiatives, test things out and, as part of the A.S.Watson Group, the world's largest health & beauty retailer; you'll enjoy a far reaching and fast moving career. Sound like you? Apply today This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/75465002