Test Environment and Planning Manager

Job reference: 139952BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Test Environment & Planning Manager

As the Test Manager for our IT - Retail & Supply Chain Platform you will lead the delivery of testing for projects on behalf of IT whilst leading and supervising IT & Partner Test Teams. This role will be critical in ensuring test plans are aligned to overall project objectives and work with relevant parties to ensure progress.

Key Responsibilities
  • Defining test strategies to ensure the most effective and efficient testing is undertaken.
  • Plan and manage future test demand including forecast into environment build teams to support testing activities.
  • Overall responsibility for the delivery of test phases (functional and non-functional) across the programme. Management and motivation of Test Managers, Test teams of various sizes including offshore resource.
  • Manage test improvements activities, including automation implementation.
  • Ensure best practice and industry-testing standards are delivered to all projects and support activities.
A bit about you…
  • Dynamic and enthusiastic with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Adaptable to challenging situations, having a pragmatic and strategic way of thinking to resolve business issues.
  • Proven experience at Programme Test Management level, working in a full software development lifecycle, and across various delivery methodologies.
  • Experience in leading testing utilising Test partner both on and offshore.
  • Depth of Test Automation Knowledge and continuous improvement.
A bit about us…
IT is at the centre of what we do.
This is retail IT for the real world, you’re so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally.
You can get involved with all the different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely successful Boots App to our world-class warehousing system.
We place so much value on our IT team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there’s no better place to do it.

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 boots.jobs.

What we can offer you:
  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary bonus plan
  • Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
  • Competitive company pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
  • Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and Cash Point
  • 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 helen.doherty@boots.co.uk
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