Loss Lead - Scotland and North East England

Job reference: 129725BR Previous
Location: Edinburgh, Princes Street
Function area: Opticians
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Need to know

Please note that this is not a store based role and will involve regular travel across a geographical region.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Area Manager, this role leads the Loss agenda across the region, sharing best practice and coaching Hub, Centre of Expertise, and Store Managers to drive down loss and deliver operational efficiency.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Carrying out targeted store visits to gain insights and understanding to further reduce Opticians loss, for example banking discrepancies, untracked stock movements, discounts. Visits may also require support, guidance and coaching to be provided to store colleagues to share knowledge and best practices to support the reduction of loss and in turn improve best practice compliance.
  • Create clear and targeted action plans with the Cluster and Store leaders to drive improvement in their stores.
  • Carry out store level investigations requested by Boots Opticians Loss manager and communicate findings.
  • Regular travel across the geography
About you

To be successful in this position the jobholder will have recent and up to date opticians store experience and have the following capabilities:
  • Excellent stakeholder communication and engagement skills, with a critical mind set to challenge and innovate.
  • Strong attention to detail, with excellent organisation & planning skills
  • Analytical thinking and skill set to review various data sources, to identify trends and improvement next steps
  • Integrity and discretion due to the sensitivity of data and potential outcomes of loss investigations.
  • Self-motivated and able work independently and remotely
  • Ability to travel across the region and visit stores
Our Benefits
  • Competitive salary and pension scheme
  • One of the best staff discounts in the UK
  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays with opportunity to purchase more
  • Additional flexible benefits that allows you to create a package that best suits your individual needs including cycle to work vouchers, discounted gym membership, cinema and restaurant discounts, and much more.
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and career opportunities across Boots Opticians, Retail and Pharmacy.
Why Boots?

Boots Opticians is one of the leading optical chains in the UK. We’re all about enriching the lives of every person who walks through our door; including yours. Bring your skills to a business that offers genuine career progression thanks to sheer diversity of stores and roles – and expect to be supported and developed from day one.

What’s next?

Thank you for taking the time to visit our careers page and read about this exciting opportunity. If you choose to apply, your application will be reviewed by our team and we will contact you as soon as we can. If successful, we will contact you to arrange an interview with the hiring manager.

Our Diversity and Inclusion commitment

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 variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance.

This role is subject to a DBS/PVG check, Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.