Assistant Operations Manager

Job reference: 128771BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week

Here at Boots we’re always on the lookout for great talent! We have exciting opportunities at our Support Office Supply team based in Nottingham.

The Supply team offer training and continuous coaching and support throughout. You will also feel motivated and valued. Great team spirit is very obvious within this area. The team are always showcasing their colleagues with the great incentives they have to offer. Not only will you feel empowered by what are doing you will also feel like you a making a difference.

This role is to supervise a team of Supply Chain Operations Assistants responsible for all customs reporting for goods moving to our Irish stores.

This role is brand new, coming in to force following new rules and legislation after Brexit, so there is opportunity for the role to be shaped by you. Lots of training on international trade will be available to help embed and develop this new role.

You will work with colleagues in the Import & Export team, transport partners, vets, warehouse and software providers.

The role reports to the Senior Supply Chain Operations Manager – Imports & Exports

Key Responsibilities

• Lead a team of people who will complete all customs declarations for movements to and from Ireland
• Undertake regular audits of declarations and classifications to ensure that customs legislation is being adhered to
• Be a key point of contact for matters relating to Irish exports including leading the relationship with our major transport provider
• Work with the Foreign Trade Compliance Manager to interpret any new legislation relating to Irish customs and support and reviews and enquiries from the customs authorities
• Own and maintain the SOP for all Irish goods movements process

A bit about you…

• Some knowledge of Import/Export experience desirable (but not essential)
• Experienced in supply management or has a strong understanding of the principles that underpin strong end to end supply chain performance
• Demonstrate excellent team working and team leadership skills
• Ability to communicate at all levels
• Excellent attention to detail

A bit about us…

We’re more than just trucks and sheds here.

We’re a world class, award-winning operation– ensuring that our customers have access to the right products at the right time in any of our stores across the UK.

If you’re ambitious, can build great relationships with suppliers across the globe, and collaborate across many different departments, then Supply Chain is a great place to develop your career.

Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs 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. You can learn more by visiting

What we can offer you:

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• 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

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

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