Category Executive - UK

Nottingham
Full-Time
Permanent
No7 Beauty Company – UK Category Executive, Beauty.

The purpose of this role is to grow retailer beauty categories through our No7 Beauty Company brands by using insight to understand the category and shopper landscape, identifying growth opportunities, and tailoring our brand plans and sales fundamentals to best deliver for our retailers and their shoppers. The role sits within the UK Category Management function and will be a full time role based out of Nottingham.

Key Responsibilities:

• Own and deliver a suite of regular commercial reports and market intel to understand performance drivers and identify opportunities for N7BC brands and our retailer partners; inspiring action against these.
• Deliver local insights and recommendations to inform the UK brand strategy and annual activity plan, ensuring brand activities support the delivery of the retailer category strategy
• Lead in the retailer’s range review process using insight to influence space, range and distribution recommendations. Deliver against N7BC range and distribution targets and maximise productivity of space.
• Support the account team to maximise the sales fundamentals of our brands to deliver the annual and 3YP plan.
• Deliver insights to support the account and brand teams in the retailer NPD sell in process
• Take the lead on and be reactive to category specific projects and requirements from N7BC or our retailer partners e.g. performance deep dives, strategy insight support

About you

• Strong commercial acumen, excellent analytical skills, proficient at excel, and an ability to confidently work with multiple data sources
• Storytelling - ability to synthesise commercial and market data to deliver clear insight led recommendations and drive action/implementation of these
• Clear communicator with ability to manage relationships across a network of stakeholders (internal & external). Confident, enthusiastic & persuasive in their manner
• Ability to work effectively in a team, but also self-sufficient and resilient when working without supervision.
• Strong organisational and time management skills and ability to prioritise
• Knowledgeable on Beauty and Personal Care market insight preferable, but not essential

Benefits

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:

• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why No7 Beauty Company

No7 Beauty Company is the new face of beauty and creates the best in beauty for everyone.

We bring a collection of trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. We’re proud of our stand-out portfolio of iconic, global beauty brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUp and YourGoodSkin.

Our collection of inclusive and innovative beauty brands has a rich heritage of over 85 years in beauty and skincare. We are powered by our diverse people, these loved brands and - with listening at the heart of our strategy - a deep understanding of our customers.

We’re serious about championing change, building purposeful brands and acting responsibly to make a difference.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact charley.toomer@boots.co.uk