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Retail Buyer – OTC Pharmacy

€55000 - €65000 Pharmacy Dublin, Dublin North

Our client, a growing leader in community pharmacy is seeking to recruit a pharmacy OTC / Front of Shop Buyer to join the group. This is a great job opportunity for an experienced multi-site / Cluster Retail Store Manager with strong OTC experience coupled with Purchasing / Product ordering experience.

Through this role, you will be responsible for sourcing and identifying product lines for listing, negotiating price and margin and ensuring regular promotions and seasonal ranges are ready and available to the pharmacies.

This role, reports into the Operations Manager and supports the Area Managers and Pharmacies with identifying best value / product and range to ensure competitiveness and customer loyalty.

This job offers 9 – 530 office hours with some flexibility around agile working up to 2 days. Based in North Dublin

Duties and Responsibilities for the OTC Retail Buyer

  • Develop and implement the buying business strategy for the OTC and Front of Shop Group.
  • Negotiate pricing, margin, terms, and availability with suppliers.
  • Source new product ranges to ensure best price, product and customer satisfaction for all OTC and FOS lines.
  • Manage all categories through company systems and analyse findings.
  • Liaise regularly with area managers and Financial controllers on sales, targets, and feedback.
  • Review FOS / OTC category performance against KPIs.
  • Deliver on all promotional product/ categories across the seasons.
  • Lead and deliver on sales targets for each category by focusing on price, promotion, range etc to increase market share, manage margin & supplier funding and maximise gross profit.
  • Manage all procurement including warehouse stock and sales.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships.

Skills and qualities required for the position of Retail OTC/FOS Buyer include:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Retail Management at a multisite level or pharmacy OTC buying or pharmacy category management.
  • Solid understanding of the pharmacy industry and retail pharmacy
  • Experience in negotiating price and margin.
  • Highly organised individual who can prioritise and manage tasks.
  • Ability to question data, use initiative, be self-directed and proactive.
  • Commercially driven with an excellent acumen for numbers and margin
  • MS Office skills are necessary with strong Excel skills.
  • Technician qualification advantageous

Should you be interested in hearing more about this job opportunity, please contact Aislinn through the link provided with your updated c.v – or should you be interested in hearing about other roles contact Aislinn on 01 8717604


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