Assistant Buying Manager, Trading

Competitive salary plus bonus
24 Jan 2018
24 Feb 2018
Buying, Sales
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Assistant Buying Manager, Trading

About Boots:

Boots is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc, the first global pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise.


If you thrive under pressure, love to be the centre of the business and want to work with brilliant people then buying at Boots is a great fit for you.

It’s about offering really wonderful products so our customers feel really good, to keep them coming back. We’re passionate about offering fantastic quality at the best value prices in store. Together, these elements will play a big part in making us No1 for Customer Care.

Your Responsibilities:

No matter what level you are at your opinion counts and you are trusted to be the expert for your categories. This level of autonomy is massively refreshing and gives you a chance to be creative with your trading.

As an Assistant Buying Manager you'll work in conjunction with the Buyer to support the development of annual category plans and implement these in line with the overall category strategy. Your role will involve a wide range of activities, covering range management, pricing and promotion, merchandising, buying and supplier management, with a focus on increasing market share and maximising profit.

Furthermore you will take responsibility for data analysis and providing insights across all activities to become an expert in your category area and to support management decision-making.

Ensuring you understand Boots customers is integral to your role, as the Boots customer will be at the forefront of any decisions.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Primarily, you'll need to be commercially minded, with a real passion for retail and have a good understanding of the full product life cycle.

You'll need to have the ability to confidently negotiate with suppliers and to manipulate data to generate insights and knowledge.

You may currently be an Assistant Buyer within the retail industry however we do not expect specific category experience or you may currently be working in an FMCG sales role and are looking to transfer your skills into a buying role.

What's in it for you:

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus, excellent employee discount, pension, 25 days holiday, “the benefits box” (discounts available across a huge range of products and services).

In addition to this, you’ll be given the opportunity to considerably further your career working for one of the UK’s most successful and popular retail brands.


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