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Global Brands Operations

Our Global Brands Operations teams work with suppliers across the world. This enables us to maximize efficiency by identifying the best supplier for each product and ensuring we deliver on cost, quality and service.

Our end-to-end value chain relies on our packaging and ingredients being obtained from quality and ethical sources. That is why we work in close partnership with our suppliers, making sure they are given the right support to deliver for our consumers.

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Our People

Our expert teams are made up of talented people from across the globe. See what makes us different and why they love working for us.

Dr. James Booker Senior Buying Manager Global Brands Operations

I have had a diverse career so far spanning chemical/life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. I joined WBA – Global Brands about 3.5 years ago. I can genuinely say that the last 3.5 years at WBA – Global Brands have been the most rewarding part of my career to date. Global Sourcing and Supply has not only enabled me to develop myself but, also enabled me to grow and develop a team. I now manage a team of 10 strategic buyers who set strategy and direction for all our packaging and raw materials directed through our 3rd party contract manufacturers. Throughout all the challenges that business life throws, this organization has not only supported me, but also allowed me to contribute in developing the WBA – Global Brands business, and at the highest level. WBA – Global Brands is centered on collaboration and cooperation and is constantly evolving. It is an exciting place to be and a true pleasure to be part of one large team. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

George Boddy QESD Packaging Global Brands Operations

I joined WBA – Global Brands after leaving college and started my career as a Packaging Administrator. I was provided the opportunity to learn about packaging development as a personal stretch within my role. This enabled me to gain knowledge about product development from concept to store. After 18 months I was promoted to the role of Packaging Technologist, and I now develop gifting for our current leading brand: Soap & Glory. This opportunity has given me first-hand training internally from WBA – Global Brands and externally from some of the best suppliers globally. I have the support from my team to continually develop new skills, across many pack formats that we develop within Global Sourcing and Supply.

Ivy Yu Senior Buying Manager Global Brands Operations

I joined Boots (now known as Walgreens Boots Alliance Asia Sourcing) in January 1997 as a Merchandise Assistant. I moved up and laterally and am now a Senior Buying Manager, working in Seasonal, Holidays and Events. Looking back, I would say I am very pleased about having the opportunity to work with great people in different categories, functions and geographical locations – it’s such a diverse cultural organization. This enables me to learn, share, listen, and challenge myself and others from multiple perspectives. It has broadened my thinking and inspired me to pursue new initiatives, all with the aim of delighting our customers and supporting our growth agenda. I look forward to seeing how it evolves in the future.

Dr. James Booker Senior Buying Manager Global Brands Operations
George Boddy QESD Packaging Global Brands Operations
Ivy Yu Senior Buying Manager Global Brands Operations

Locations

Locations that Global Brands Operations have jobs available in:

If you want to work in a business with a truly global supply chain and are driven by making product sourcing and supply as efficient as possible, discover what each of our offices has to offer: