Supply Lead

Job reference: 132339BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Supply Lead

Are you looking to join an amazing Supply Function at the heart of the business. Then take a look at this role.

Working in a Supply function is a very rewarding and fun team to be in, not only is the job varied with never a dull moment, development plays an extremely important part in the role. We offer substantial training and continuous coaching and support. Great team spirit is very obvious within this area and you will also feel motivated and valued. Not only will you feel empowered by what are doing you will also feel like you a making a difference.

As a Supply Lead you will be involved in the delivery and implementation of our supply business plans.

Key Responsibilities

• Responsible for the delivery of service and stock KPIs to ensure deliver world class on shelf availability in store to support our customers’ needs right first time
• Uses their knowledge of supply systems & processes to identify & implement effective stock management, maximising sales & minimising costs to the business
• Responsible for building & sustaining relationships with warehousing, distribution & stores, working cross-functionally, communicating clearly, to impact & influence solutions.
• Works as an effective team player, supporting the Supply Manager, coaching & motivating other team members
• Developing supplier relationships, holding suppliers to account & managing our suppliers performance to ensure we work collaboratively to exceed targets whilst looking at ways to streamline both supply chains to drive efficiencies
• Using facts and data to support delivery of your KPI’s
• Continually looking for ways to improve their own and teams performance/KPI’s.
• You will have a specific Inventory or supplier base that you will be responsible for
• To develop relationships and communicate effectively throughout the supply chain with professionalism to sustain business performance

A bit about you…

• Ideally experience within a Supply or Supply chain role would be desirable.
• Strong Excel skills is required for this role
• You must be analytical and organized, able to work and deliver at pace. Excellent attention to detail, using facts and data to make informed decisions.
• The ideal candidate will be process focused, have effective communication, and strong numerical skills.
• Ability to influence and challenge, taking accountability for your KPI’s
• The role at times can be challenging, demanding and fast paced therefore you must have a flexible and adaptable approach to work, be able to manage expectations of your key stakeholders and prioritise workloads accordingly and when required
**Please note- candidates will be required to pass an SHL Numerical reasoning test as part of the assessment criteria for this role before any offers can be made**

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.

If you would like to become part of our story and make a difference – click apply and our recruitment partners will be in touch!

If you have any questions or queries regarding this vacancy please contact