Project Assistant

Job reference: 135571BR Previous
Location: Boots Warehouse, Burton On Trent
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
This secondment is an opportunity to help to deliver a new Knapp warehouse management system (WMA) into the Burton operation. The existing system has been operational since 2010 and is now due to be replaced. Through 2021 there will be a phase of detailed system testing, to ensure that the new system will work effectively from day 1.
Reporting to the Test Lead within the project team, the role will focus firstly on developing test documentation, ensuring that expected results of each test are clarified and documented. The second phase of secondment will cover the actual testing period, and will involve script execution, using a test version of the new system to evaluate all operational processes across the warehouse.

At the end of the secondment period, you will return into the operation as a systems ‘expert’ and in a very strong position to use your knowledge to develop into further technical roles within the warehouse.

Key Responsibilities:
• Write test scripts, based on an agreed format, using system design documentation.
• Ensuring that script content covers all operational requirements and situations.
• Undertaking testing activity, following agreed procedures, and signing off successful tests
• Logging of defects, when encountered, and completion of other test documentation (progress sheets, etc)
• Liaison with operational colleagues, to gain advice and insight, where required.

A bit about you:
• You will have detailed and extensive experience, and understanding, of existing warehouse processes in place in Burton, ideally gained through experience of working in multiple areas of the warehouse
• Able to work methodologically, able to take a step-by-step approach to break down complex processes into simple steps.
• You will likely have an interest in, and an ability to understand, systematic processes.
• You will be able to work alone when needed, and able to manage your own workload.

A bit about the team:
You will be working as part of a small project team focussed on delivering a number of new strategic projects into the Burton operation. Working in a mix of Burton, Beeston Support Office and from home, this role will require a level of flexibility and self management.

Work right at the heart of the business and join us on the exciting journey we’re on.

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:
• 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.

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