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
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and exceptional Buyer to join our close-knit team based in our fabulous new offices right by East Croydon station. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate, driven and committed to a career in buying.
You will seek to maximise sales and profit, with innovative ranging, careful analysis and collaboration with the merchandising team.
This is a great oppunity to work with key houses and brands, to create an exclusive and unique assortment.
The role will support in product selection, analysing performance and providing weekly sell-through reports, as well preparing for trade meetings and attending brand meetings.
A proven background in buying is key to this role, as well as a strong understanding of the market. You will have experience buying budget brands, with a creative eye and an awareness of current retail trends.
Strong commercial acumen, and superb Excel skills are key to this role, as well as the ability to work independently, efficiently and with initiative.
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, Cosmetics, 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
• 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.