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Retail Category Trading Manager - Health and Beauty

Posted 31 January by Well Featured Ended

Buying Manager or Trading Manager Health and Beauty

Location: Manchester (Castlefield, M3 4LZ)

Salary: Up to £60,000 (dependent upon experience)

With almost 800 stores and over 7000 dedicated employees, we are the UKs largest independent pharmacy chain. Customer care is at the heart of everything we do and as we continue to grow at an incredible rate exciting opportunity are being created for people like you to join our team.

Our three exciting brands Well Pharmacy, Well Careplus and Bestway MedHub are changing the face of pharmacy. We’re hiring for a fantastic opportunity within our Commercial team in Manchester and a key part of that team is our Category Trading Manager who will have the opportunity to shape and deliver truly customer focused strategies across our entire pharmacy retail business. We’ll look to you to partner with our suppliers to drive margins and build ranges, and maintain amazing standards of delivery on branded products. You’ll spot opportunities to develop our own-label propositions as well as being responsible for a large P&L.

To be successful in this role with us, you’ll need real commercial flair and the significant commercial retail experience. You’ll be confident building both an internal network and positive working relationships with strategic suppliers. We’ll also look for you to demonstrate where you have been highly analytical, using market trends and insights to build a strong category. Your drive, ambition and genuine passion for our customers will help you develop an innovative strategy for retail pharmacy with serious potential.

Reporting to the Head of Retail you will be tasked with:-

  • Developing and delivering a customer focused category strategy
  • Full P&L responsibility for sale, margins and supplier income
  • Lead the supplier base to deliver core KPIs through a market leading sales plan
  • Make sure the category strategy is delivered as planned, on time and to budget by working tightly with your colleagues
  • Lead and mentor the trading team & support with the development of the wider team

We’d love you to join us if:

  • you’ve significant experience working as a buyer or senior buyer before, preferably within a FMCG/Pharmacy environment
  • you possess a natural ability to influence and negotiate with people at a variety of levels
  • you have loads of energy, tenacity and creativity to help you develop innovative category strategies
  • you’re able to work really well and lead a team with the ability to collaborate across functions well
  • you’re a confident networker and you can build positive relationships outside the business
  • you’re passionate about mentoring and supporting the development of your/the team

In return, we offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Excellent training & development opportunities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Childcare Vouchers, Travel Loans and more

Required skills

  • FMCG
  • Health
  • Management
  • Retail
  • Group Buying

Reference: 34363337

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