Croydon, CR0, GB
Closing date
30 May 2022

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Retail & Wholesale
Job Type
Full Time
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Why Superdrug? 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 1. Develop, implement and deliver category plans including range reviews, promotions pricing and stock that are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financial objectives. 2. 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. 3. Review and evaluate the effectiveness of promotions, taking appropriate action where necessary, and sharing best practice with peers and other stakeholders. 4. Work with Own Brand team to develop and deliver Own Brand products/ranges that deliver increased participation and meet agreed strategy and plans. 5. 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. 6. Identify and implement new product opportunities that are competitively priced, commercially viable and meet customer needs, driving sales and profitability. Seeking out new category opportunities, based on customer and trend information and collaborate with suppliers / Own Brand team to bring these to the market with strong launch plan. 7. Manage and review pricing, ensuring pricing that is competitive and maximises profitability. Operate within Company pricing strategy. 8. 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. 9. Develop effective internal working relationships with cross functional team members to support and enhance category objectives and performance 10. Develop build and maintain effective external relationships to enhance the Superdrug proposition and meet customer needs. Person Specification
• You need to be an experienced Buyer that is commercially sound with excellent ability to understand and interpret market information
• Customer Focused
• Strong analytical skills. Numerical.
• Creative thinker with the ability to identify trends and bring them to market quickly
• Ability to influence at all levels both internally and externally.
• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to adapt style as required.
• Strong negotiator What's in it for you 33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays) Being part of more We are part of a group who work closely with Savers, The Perfume Shop and Three UK. We are part of A.S. Watson Group, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15,700 stores in 25 markets 2 staff discount codes for yourself and a family member or friend 30% discount on Superdrug Own Brand Products both in store and online You will be working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office close to East Croydon Station Company pension matching and bonus Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes Come and be part of something special. Hours: 37.5 | 9.00am - 5.30pm For information on how we manage and store your data please go to
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