Buyer- Pharmacy

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South London, London | Ref: BBBH16799

£32000 - £35000 per annum + Additional benefits

Buyer- Pharmacy & Healthcare
£32-35,000 + Additional Benefits
Role Profile

  • Maximise pharmacy and healthcare margin through effective negotiations with suppliers and wholesalers, buy in margin management, reducing owings, leakage and ensuring each pharmacy's profitability is maximised
  • Produce margin and income forecasts (across products and services) and projections and drive activity to ensure that year end ebit targets are exceeded
  • 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 loyalty, footfall and profitable sales.
  • Work with Own Brand team to develop and deliver Own Brand products/ranges that deliver increased participation and loyalty and meet agreed strategy and plans.
  • Working in partnership with the wholesalers and operation team to, agree stock strategy that drives and delivers right stock to the right store; ensuring availability in store; and control stock (fast or slow moving).
  • Identify and implement new product / service opportunities that are competitively priced, differentiate the brand, commercially viable and meet customer needs, driving sales and profitability.
  • 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 brand's proposition and meet customer needs.
  • Adopt appropriate negotiation strategies to attain the best terms for the category and the business.
  • Take ownership of cross functional implementation, focusing on driving sales and stock management, resulting in an acceleration or ability to drive change and grow sales.
  • Category expert - utilise and continually develop knowledge in category products, competitors and market activity to deliver increased category performance objectives
  • Manage and deliver projects as and when required.
  • Take responsibility for own personal and professional development.

Skills & Experience

  • Commercially sound with excellent ability to understand and interpret market information
  • Customer Focused
  • Strong analytical skills. Numerical.
  • Ability to influence at all levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Negotiator
  • Project Management - planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal, including presentations
  • Problem Solver
  • Confident and Energetic
  • Adaptable and flexible in approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadline
  • Team player
  • Good PC and software skills

Client information
My client is well known high street retailer looking for a Pharmacy Buyer to join their team. The ideal candidate would have been working within a similar role for the past 1-2 years and would be passionate and eager to join a fun, exciting and vibrant work place.

Up to 30% annual bonus
7% matched pension
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Life insurance
Generous staff discount

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