Transformation PMO - Boots Opticians

Job reference: 131215BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Opticians
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
As the Transformation PMO you support the governance of the business plan and develop and maintain the project management framework and toolkit. You will support the prioritisation, sequencing and resourcing of projects, and provide timely and insightful reporting to key stakeholders, highlighting progress, key risks, issues, dependencies and decisions required. Importantly, you ensure that all change activity is documented and communicated in a timely and effective way.

Key Responsibilities:

While you will have the opportunity to shape the role over time, your key accountabilities are:

• Maintain the project management framework and toolkit for Boots Opticians and support its continued development
• Support the governance of the business plan day-to-day, including tracking progress versus plan, managing dependencies, risks and issues, highlighting resourcing challenges and tracking benefits
• Produce timely and insightful business plan reporting to leadership, the Change Steering Group and key stakeholders to enable effective decision making and issue resolution
• Work closely with project leads to keep the business plan up-to-date and provide advice as needed
• Support the Change Steering Group meeting and ensure actions and decisions are captured
• Coach and support project leads in setting-up and running projects brilliantly
• Ensure all change documentation is managed effectively

A bit about you:

Essential:
• Knowledge of project management methodologies and approaches
• Management and consolidation of project plans through a portfolio plan
• Proactive management of actions, dependencies, risks, issues and decisions
• Super organised with a high attention to detail
• The ability to work alongside project leads and provide project support
• The ability to proactively spot problems and solve them creatively, individually and with others
• You’re a self-starter, have a can-do attitude, are outcome focussed
• You seek and act upon feedback and proactively work on your personal and professional development
• Knowledge and experience of digital project management tools

Desirable:

• Knowledge and experience of agile frameworks and ways of working
• Working within a PMO in the retail sector

A bit about us:

You will be part of a newly established change function. This small, but hugely important team, shapes and drives the business plan and works endlessly to improve the organisations change capability. You will report to the Transformation Programme Manager, work with the Strategy and Transformation Managers, work alongside business project leads and the Change Steering Group. Being a small team, you will work collaboratively with colleagues right across the business and with external stakeholders to amplify the impact you can have. This is a truly exciting time to be part of the team as you will be able to pioneer and shape the role and establish an effective programme office and project management framework for the business.

Boots Opticians is one of the leading optical chains in the UK and we’re still growing. 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 practices and roles – and expect to be supported and developed from day one.

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