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Buying Manager Beauty - Republic of Ireland

Full Time

Job reference: 99372BRClose Boots Republic of Ireland is Irelands leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 87 stores in the ROI our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Boots ROI is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc, the first global pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise. Overview of the Role: The Beauty Buying Manager role requires individuals who can be flexible, deliver at pace and who demonstrate strong internal and external cross-functional working and team management skills. Previous experience of working in a sourcing or buying function would be an advantage, however we could also consider candidates who have evidence of supplier management and negotiation skills from within an FMCG or other fast paced business. The category you will be responsible for is Beauty (Premium, Fragrance, Skincare, Accessories, and No7 & Self Selection Cosmetics). Youre Responsibilities: Lead Buying team, providing direction on annual plan and people mgmt. /development in supporting the team in achieving business objectives. Lead on the delivery of the sales and profit budget - using the 4 key levers of Price, Promotion, Range and Distribution to trade the existing product offer, deliver new products and promotions to increase market share, manage margin & supplier funding and maximise gross profit To be Category experts on their business area and apply a customer led focus to develop in-depth customer behaviour understanding of that area be aware of cross category connections that could assist or impact their business Negotiate with local & UK Suppliers to agree an annual plan and secure the best deals & outcomes for the business. Lead on the delivery of the supplier plans to sustain and develop business performance, conducting all external relationships with a high degree of professionalism and efficiency. Accountable for the development and delivery of the product area plans through analysis of market trends, customers, competitors and internal performance to feed into the category management process (CRP)/range review Accountable for process compliance and accuracy of process across key commercial processes (e.g. Sales Plan, Merchandising, Funding and Mktg). Accountable for the delivery of the product area plan by building and maintaining relationships with other functions such as Supply, Merchandising, Boots brand team, Marketing and Operations, operating as a Leader in virtual teams with a one team mind set. Review category performance against KPIs and report as required. Make proposals on actions and take decision Our Ideal Candidate: Youll need to be commercially astute and have previous buying experience. Were looking for someone with a passion for buying and an ability to lead a team in a tough trading market. You need to be confident in your ideas, agile in your decision making and have the ability to inspire a cross-functional team to deliver lots and quickly. Whats in it for you? Being at the heart of Boots online proposition, you will have the opportunity to work with numerous stakeholders across the business. You will develop expertise in the end to end digital journey, building excellent foundations for career progression. Plus the following great benefits: 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (typically 8 per year) Annual discretionary bonus plan Generous staff discount scheme Additional discount with Boots Opticians, including on frames and contact lenses Competitive company pension scheme (both AHBRSP and auto-enrolment schemes available) Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, gym membership, cycle to work scheme and many more Various corporate discounts available Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and Cash P
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