Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints,...

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years. Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products. The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory. In October 2016 Walgreens Boots Alliance received the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.The Global Sourcing Head Office is located in Hong Kong for our retail pharmacy brands . To support the strategic growth of the business, we are always looking for high calibre individuals to join Walgreens Boots Alliance Asia Sourcing Team in HK. More information is available at WBA website: http://www.walgreensbootsalliance.com/ http://www.boots.com/http://www.walgreens.com/ * As of 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.** For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.

Buying Manager- Beauty Gifting & Bath Body Hair

Job level Middle
Work exp 8 Years To 10 Years
Location
Wanchai
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 13-month pay, 5-day week, Dental plan, Flexible working hours, Home office, Insurance plan, Medical plan, Performance bonus
Industry Beauty / Health Care / Sports / Fitness
Job function Manufacturing > Product Development / Product Management
Merchandising / Purchasing > Purchasing / Procurement / Sourcing
Published On 06/01/2019

 

 

To lead a team of commercial buyer/ senior buyer to develop and deliver new products launches for the global market, on time, and to the right quality, to meet Category plans. Manage and develop a Far East Supplier base to support the business growth needs. Drive profitability through ensuring lowest cost of acquisition.

Responsibilities & Specific Accountabilities:

  • Fully accountable for end to end delivery of the team to an agreed margin, cost, quality and on time. Manage key stakeholders throughout the process to deliver the required results
  • Lead a team of commercial buyer\senior buyer to provide sourcing solution and work collaboratively with global team in US, UK & International Markets
  • Develop the team to be the category expertise and becoming the sourcing champions in the beauty gifting
  • Manage Asia based suppliers, identify the best in class manufacturers and build supplier relationship
  • Develop supplier and sourcing strategies in line with global approach
  • Enable global new product launches, work close with global key stake-holders to understand retail market/ customers/ brand strategies to drive best product offer, negotiate commercial benefits to obtain the best value & maximum profitability
  • Work closely with Quality & Ethics team ensuring supplier compliance to brand protection at all times

Key Position Requirements

  • Minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience in product sourcing and developmen and at least 5 years in managerial position
  • Sizeable buying office experience would be preferred; experiences in beauty product category would be an advantage
  • Familiar with the UK & US retail market, regulatory requirements and sound product knowledge
  • Strategic supplier management and development
  • Able to handle multi-tasks, supervise subordinate and possess a high level of initiative and integrity under a dynamic and competitive environment
  • Preferable with experience on Brand development on beauty gifting
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • High motivation and strong inter-personal skills to lead cross functional teamwork
  • Clear written and spoken communication in English/Mandarin
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

For more information about us, please visit https://globalbrandscareers.wba.com/, http://walgreensbootsalliance.com, http://www.boots.com/and http://www.walgreens.com/

Interested parties, please send your CV with expected salary and availability. Information collected will be treated in strict confidence and be used for recruitment related purpose only. All personal data of unsuccessful applicants will be retained for 6 months for future recruitment purpose and will then be destroyed.