Cost Manager

Job reference: 141319BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Property and Estates
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Property Division here at Boots, in a newly created Cost Manager role. As the Cost Manager you will be responsible for leading, developing and managing our National teams of Quantity Surveyors and Cost Managers. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a role with some autonomy and the ability to create something from scratch. We’re looking to introduce new ways of working and so welcome diversity of thought when it comes to this. You’ll be a natural people leader, who is comfortable at influencing across a business and isn’t put off by working with some ambiguity.

Pivotal to lead the future of cost management within Boots, and driving change

Key Responsibilities

• As the Cost Manager you will oversee the annual property cost expenditure and all associated cost management, whilst taking a leading role in managing the Property function’s cost reduction strategy.
• You’ll be a key point of contact for our suppliers and will support with validating our market tendering activity. We’re looking for you to have experience of driving value, implementing cost saving initiatives and also reviewing the return on investment from our tender results
• You will support with all cost management services, service level agreements for third party cost management practices, cost tracking actuals & forecast expenditure against budgets and approvals
• In this role you’ll need to support with reporting when it comes to our Fixed Asset Register and also in collating FAR reports to support across certain projects
• We’ll need you to oversee cost governance for Property, including supporting internal capital approval processes on behalf of the team & collating cost information for Board papers and presentations
• Provide all Capital Allowances information as required by Group Taxation

A bit about you…
We’re looking for a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, or someone with significant experience in project management of retail property projects (this could be as a main contractor or within an internal retail function) to join the team with the following skills/areas of experience:• Experience of working in or on behalf of retail organisations, in a similar role, is needed as we’ll need you to balance the needs of the business whilst also bringing great commercial acumen to the role
• You’ll have experience of market tendering & retail construction/fit out
• Can demonstrate experience of cost reduction and ROI through driving SLAs with suppliers
• An experienced project manager who can demonstrate where they have led on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Advanced Excel skills, use of VBA Macros and fully IT literate incl full use of office suite
A bit about us…
As well as the challenge and responsibility of an integral role in the Property Team, you’ll find opportunities for development and progression. The very best candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary package and in addition to this we also offer extensive benefits
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
• 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 more.
• 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.

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