Commercial Project Manager - Boots Opticians

Job reference: 131146BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Buying and Merchandising
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
The Commercial Project Manager role will support a number of key strategic projects within the commercial team which require some short term additional resource to deliver. These projects are integral to supporting the future direction of the business, and include optimising the commercial offer, strategic review and optimisation of the range, implementing process improvements and supporting with better integration of our systems and processes across functions.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop a clear understanding of the commercial offer and landscape, and use expertise and commercial acumen to add value.
• Project manage a number of workstreams through design, trial and implementation, providing a clear roadmap, with timelines, deliverables and outcomes.
• Effective stakeholder management.
• Close partnership working with the commercial team and across other functions.
• Use of effective framework tools to support efficient project execution.

A bit about you:

• A strong commercial background, with experience of change project delivery, excellent strategic and commercial thinking.
• Experience leading projects through the design, trial and implementation phases.
• Strong influencing skills and the ability to work in partnership across teams are critical.
• Strong financial and analytical skills are advantageous.
• Experience of managing and developing relationships at all levels and influencing others to achieve results is essential.

A bit about the team:

The Boots Opticians commercial team are on an exciting journey to optimise our offer across all channels and categories, and this role is an opportunity to work right at the heart of this. The team are responsible for buying and trading a wide range of products and brands, delivering promotional offers and exciting new ranges to our customers.

What we can offer you:

• 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.