Senior Analyst - Supplier Funding

Job reference: 141289BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
The Senior Analyst – Finance Services, Supplier Funding will support the provision of efficient and effective Supplier Funding processes across the Boots UK&I business helping to manage delivery of such through the BPO partner and third party Recovery Auditors where relevant. You will perform retained tasks & activities to manage the smooth running of the Supplier Funding process across Boots UK & Ireland; including any retained control activities. The successful candidate will contribute detailed expertise and knowledge to initiatives to improve funding processes and tools and specifically the Supplier Funding project.

You will support the development of Audit Recovery processes to fit with the organisational changes and process changes driven by the Supplier Funding project. The role works proactively with the BPO provider across Supplier Funding processes to ensure an accurate and timely delivery and swift resolution of queries and issues. It is the main point of contact and escalation for the BPO provider for the investigation and resolution of any O invoicing or collection issues that cannot be sufficiently resolved within the BPO or direct with the supplier / function within the business.

To work with and provide cover for the escalation of other issues that the BPO provider is unable to resolve sufficiently and to support with the delivery of Shared Service and WBA finance transformation / change initiative projects.

About the opportunity

• Accountability for various category trading areas
• Business partnering with the category trading areas to manage and own the delivery of supplier funding, recovery audit and cost price management into the business
• Coordinate with the business and BPO provider to ensure effective delivery of month end tasks
• Retained organisation review of financial calculations through appropriate tool within an agreed time frame and work with Boots stakeholders to obtain approval
• Promote and enforce new ways of working ensuring all external and business queries are routed via the BPO teams at first instance
• Respond to or coordinate resolution of queries escalated back from BPO provider
• Use tools to identify recovery of Supplier Funding and put in processes to prevent future claims.
• Maintain relationships with internal & external customers including: BPO, suppliers, customers, finance colleagues and Trading teams
• Promote and drive continuous improvement

About you

• Experienced in working in a complex process areas, experience of the funding area
• Be influential and be confident to manage challenge, competing priorities, high volumes in a fast pace environment.
• Ability to work across a highly matrixed structure and with remote offshore teams
• Attention to detail
• Strong communication skills
• Efficient and organised
• SAP & Microsoft Office


We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why Boots

The Finance team is fundamental to our success, playing an active role across the entire business ensuring targets are met and strategies are understood.

As trusted advisors, we’re involved in a wide range of activities; reviewing weekly and monthly sales-margin-cost performance and assessing the performance of key promotions to partnering the business teams to develop and track the performance of new store openings, new customer propositions like a new online trading platform, to some large scale IT investments.

It’s a supportive, collaborative and committed team. We’re big on communication and we hold quarterly conferences to celebrate our successes. We have a strong development culture, showcased at our annual yoUniversity week, which encourages our colleagues to focus on their potential and wellbeing. If you’re keen to build your career - there’s no better place as you’ll be supported to take on new challenges and develop your skill set with access to opportunities across the Boots UK, Global Brands and Boots Opticians Finance teams.

Our mission is to help everyone to feel good. This starts internally – with every colleague and every team. In our stores and pharmacies, our warehouses and our Support Office, we work together, putting our customers first and our colleagues at the heart of everything we do. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people, with a huge range of opportunities for you to continue to grow with us… just bring your passion and commitment and we’ll do the rest.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

We offer a variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance, just speak to our Recruitment team to find out more.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact