Assistant Development Manager (Yardsmart upgrade project)

Job reference: 136703BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
As an Assistant Development Manager you will be responsible for ensuring 400+ end users are successfully trained to use new software and follow new processes contributing to the success of our C3 Yard project.

We are a small team of 4 (mainly experienced Yardsmart users) and are responsible for managing the switch from our current C3 Yardsmart ‘yard management’ system which is now obsolete to a new version called C3 Yard. The existing software solution has been in place across the Boots UK network since 2008. It manages all HGV movement across a highly complex, multi-site operation (Beeston and Burton). This includes movements onto and off loading bays, inbound supplier vehicles delivering to site, as well as outbound transport to CDCs.

Yardsmart is also used in the CDC network across the UK to give them visibility of incoming trailer movements. The specific objectives of this upgrade are to provide a long-term solution (c10 years) for yard management and supplier bookings for the Boots UK Beeston site, Burton and AH/DC network. There are approximately 400 end users (many of whom have been using the same system since 2008) who will need to be trained and ready to follow new processes and functionality on Day 1 of Go Live.

Key Responsibilities:
• Successful delivery of the Training Plan of 400+ Yardsmart end users in the Boots, AH and DHL operations within a relatively small timeframe
• Take ownership of delivery of the training approach
• Production of a detailed training plan
• Be fully involved in the design and implementation process including weekly project meetings with the supplier C3
• Write training guides for each system role

A bit about you...
• You will draw on your existing specialist training expertise and experience of warehouse operations and yard management to deliver the plan
• You have a passion for and an ability to understand systematic processes
• You work methodically with an ability to take a step by step approach
• You have the ability to work alone and to manage own workload
• You are a clear communicator who will update key stakeholders on progress

A bit about us...
Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UK's 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

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