There is no greater time to join the world of Fragrance in Superdrug! With growth 8 times that of the market and no plans to slow down, the opportunities are huge.
We are looking for a candidate who is passionate, driven and committed to a career in Fragrance buying. A proven background in buying is key to this role, as well as a strong understanding of the market. You will have strong experience in buying, with a creative eye and an awareness of current retail trends.
The Fragrance category gives you the opportunity to work with luxury brands like Gucci, Armani and Marc Jacobs, jointly developing strong launch plans that will appeal to the Superdrug consumer.
The role also involves sourcing new and exclusive products, as well as securing market leading promotions for our customers.
Working cross functionally, with insights, marketing, CRM, supply chain, finance, merchandising and stores there is never a dull moment at Superdrug but with a winning culture you will develop your skills and have fun at the same time.
Here's the exciting bit…a day includes
Develop implement and deliver category plans including range reviews, promotions pricing and stock that are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financial objectives.
Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing promotion 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.
Review and evaluate the effectiveness of promotions, taking appropriate action where necessary, and sharing best practice with peers and other stakeholders.
Work with 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.
Identify and implement new product opportunities that are competitively priced, commercially viable and meet customer needs, driving sales and profitability.
Manage and review pricing, ensuring pricing that is competitive and maximises profitability. Operate within Company pricing strategy.
Working in conjunction with Supply Chain team, ensure base sales and promotional forecasts are adhered to, whilst maintaining in-store availability to meet the customers needs.
Develop effective internal working relationships with cross functional team members to support and enhance category objectives and performance
Develop build and maintain effective external relationships to enhance the Superdrug proposition and meet customer needs.
Adopt appropriate negotiation strategies to attain the best terms for the category and the business.
Category expert – utilise and continually develop knowledge in category products, competitors and market activity to deliver increased category performance objectives.
What you’ll need to succeed
• Minimum 5 years’ experience as a buyer in a retail environment (Grocer, Fragrance, Healthcare)
• Strong analytical skills
• Very strong commercial awareness and creative skills.
• Proven negotiation skills.
• Decisive and able to work in a super 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.
Here’s what’s in it for you
• Fantastic suite of benefits
• Working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office right by East Croydon station
• On-site beauty treatments, table tennis and café with a fantastic selection of hot and cold food every day
• Health and beauty giveaways from suppliers
Come and be part of something special.