Senior Manager - Operations Development

Job reference: 127982BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
About Boots:

Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 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.

Overview of the role:

As part of the Operations development team, the Senior Project Manager will be accountable for identifying opportunities to drive store efficiencies and support growth.

This will include developing strong business cases to demonstrate a return on investment for new initiatives and gaining relevant Boots UK and WBA approvals.

The role will also support the Head of Operations Development in driving the associated cultural change across stores and support office functions.

Your Responsibilities:

• Supporting the Head of Operations Development to deliver a strategy that improves productivity
• Identifying, developing and delivering future operating model projects to transform store operations, typically >£20m
• Driving efficiency in store operations and delivering improvements to customer service
• Keeping up to date with industry developments to identify opportunities to drive efficiencies
• Providing expert guidance and coaching to the Operations Development Project Managers ensuring projects are delivered within timescale and efficiencies/cost savings are achieved
• Lead cultural change within and outside of the team/function

Our Ideal Candidate:

• Strong Programme and Project Management experience
• Proven Continuous improvement experience
• Experience of Retail, operating model, pharmacy and or supply chain preferable
• Commericial and strategic thinking
• Excellent relationship building, negotiating and networking skills, able to engage and influence senior stakeholders across the office and in store

What’s in it for you?

• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (typically 8 per year)
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Generous staff discount scheme
• Additional discount with Boots Opticians, including on frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme (both AHBRSP and auto-enrolment schemes available)
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, gym membership, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Various corporate discounts available
• Part-subsidised on-site parking (part of the Nottingham City Council ‘Workplace Parking Levy’)
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and Cash Point
• Employee Assistance Programme – a free, independent, confidential support and counselling service; 24 hours a day, seven days a week
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship