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Buying Manager

Job Title: Buying Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nottingham
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 131288BR
Job Published: November 10, 2020 23:01

Job Description

Job Description

The Buying Manager is a critical role within the team and is responsible for managing sourcing and commercial activities across a range of categories. You will be responsible for developing and leading the execution of category sourcing strategies, delivery of profit improvement initiatives and managing relationships with external suppliers and internal stakeholders.,

  • Support strategy development and lead tactical execution of category sourcing Strategies.

  • Drive profit improvement and enable differentiated production development.

  • Build a high performing supplier base and manage vendor relationships across multiple portfolio categories.

  • Use procurement principals and to create operational efficiency and lead commercial and contract negotiations.

  • Deploy exceptional leadership skills to deliver breakthrough performance across cross functional teams A bit about you…

Candidate Description

  • Degree level Education, or equivalent procurement experience in relevant spend categories (Health & Wellness, Personal & Beauty, Seasonal & convenience) or industry sectors (Retail, CPG, Pharmaceuticals).

  • Experience managing negotiations for spend categories >$30m million dollars.

  • Experience implementing category sourcing strategies with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results.

  • Experience working with Profit & Loss (P&L) concepts and identifying and delivering profit enhancement opportunities.

  • Knowledge of the strategic sourcing/procurement lifecycle and procurement best practices .

Application Description

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Employer Description

At Walgreens Boots Alliance - Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap&Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.