Commercial – Pharmacy Services Graduate Scheme
graduate scheme

Commercial – Pharmacy Services Graduate Scheme


Job description

The importance of the programme
We take our early careers development very seriously. We’ve got a long history of running successful graduate programmes and we really want to help you gain some valuable experience in a business that will give you a springboard into your career.

Our two-year structured graduate scheme combines critical on the job experiences alongside a development programme that builds your self-awareness and leadership potential, gives you access to senior leaders and an opportunity to work on real business challenges.

You’ll start your journey within one of our UK stores. This will help you to understand the heart of our business and the part you’ll play in making our customers feel good.

What you’ll be doing on the Programme
You’ll be given the opportunity to build your commercial experience in pharmacy and other commercial areas, this could include a role in trading or marketing

You’ll be an Assistant Commercial Manager working in conjunction with the Commercial Manager to support the development of our pharmacy services. Your role will involve project management of new and existing services ensuring they are commercially attractive, delivered on time and right first time. You will be responsible for buying and supplier management, agreeing commercial terms and balancing supply and demand. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop marketing plans to promote our services. This is an exciting and stretching role as you will learn to navigate NHS regulations and compliance processes that impact on the world of pharmacy.

You’ll be an Assistant Buying Manager working in conjunction with the Buying Manager to support the development of annual category plans and implement these in line with the overall category strategy. Your role will involve a wide range of activities, covering range management, pricing and promotion, merchandising, buying and supplier management, with a focus on increasing market share and maximising profit. Furthermore you will take responsibility for data analysis and providing insights across all activities to become an expert in your category area and to support management decision-making.

You’ll be an Assistant Marketing Manager working with in a core marketing area this could include designing inspirational marketing campaigns, to considering In-store space, layout, merchandising, loyalty and ecommerce. Working closely with the trading teams to agree the promotional plans to ensure we deliver right first time promotional material for our stores.

What you’ll gain on the programme
We know how tough it can be getting your first job out of university, and we really want to help you do that in the best way possible.

On this programme you’ll gain a rounded view of Commercial and be at the cutting edge of both pharmacy and digital innovation. This is your chance to be involved in delivering the future of pharmacy and healthcare at Boots. Setting you up for the next step of your career as a Commercial Manager.

Our Benefits

  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Boots employee discount card
  • Discretionary performance related annual bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to our Benefit Box – The benefits box brings together benefits that support you and your family, now and in the future. We have a variety of benefits including; access to our onsite gym at our Nottingham Support Office, holiday purchasing, discounted travel insurance, cinema passes and restaurant discounts and much more
  • Access to Pavilion Events at our Nottingham Support Office - Access to new and exclusive products from our well-known brands

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Company information

Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2,500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc, the first global pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise.

Healthcare at Boots UK is not just about dispensing prescriptions, it’s about offering expert advice to people and ensuring they get top quality care. We aim to be the first choice for healthcare, reaching our customers and patients in new ways and with real convenience and unique services.

In our Pharmacy Services team we are always looking to develop our Pharmacy Services business, offering new solutions that work well for our customers, our store teams and meet the necessary professional and regulatory standards.

Person requirements

  • Strong personal leadership and ownership of projects
  • Excellent collaboration and stakeholder management across internal teams and external contacts
  • Ability to engage others and communicate effectively
  • Commercially minded with strong analytical skills
  • Adaptable and not fazed by things changing in an agile and fast moving environment.
  • Good problem solving skills and able to make decisions

Qualifications and experience requirements

To apply for this role you must be on track or have obtained a 2:1 or above within the last three years.

Accepted degree subjects




£1,000 welcome payment



Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: Two - Five

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 24/01/2018

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