Head of Engineering ___ Platforms

Job reference: 141559BR Previous
Location: Weybridge Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Head of Engineering & Platforms
This role will lead our engineering and platforms across the No7 Beauty Company, WBA Sourcing and Healthcare Futures with the ambition of building and delivering best in class products and platforms for a modern CPG. This role is both strategic (setting goals, prioritising projects, leading teams) and technical (actively involved in developing new capabilities, identifying requirements and setting timelines.

About the opportunity
• Lead the design, build and operational management of scalable, secure and available systems and platforms to support all aspects of the CPG business
• Build and lead a team of skilled DevOps Engineers, and create a set of key measures to assure quality and control of engineering capability and performance.
• Work with OneIT to derive maximum value from the infrastructure capabilities and shared services they provide, and ensure compliance with relevant standards including security
• Monitor reliability and performance of all systems and platforms and drive continuous improvement
• Establish relationships with key technology suppliers to ensure their product roadmaps reflect the needs of the CPG business
• Own the engineering budget and on-going cost of technology for the No7 Beauty Company

About you
• Experience as a head of engineering or in a similar senior-level position at an engineering department ideally in a CPG
• Extensive experience with cloud technologies and modern human-computer interfaces
• Track record of building partnerships with technology providers
• Hands-on experience in back-end and front-end development
• Good understanding of agile methodologies
• Leadership abilities with a strategic mind
• Excellent project management skills
• BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field

Benefits
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 No7 Beauty Company

No7 Beauty Company is the new face of beauty and creates the best in beauty for everyone.
We bring a collection of trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. We’re proud of our stand-out portfolio of iconic, global beauty brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUp and YourGoodSkin.
Our collection of inclusive and innovative beauty brands has a rich heritage of over 85 years in beauty and skincare. We are powered by our diverse people, these loved brands and - with listening at the heart of our strategy - a deep understanding of our customers.
We’re serious about championing change, building purposeful brands and acting responsibly to make a difference.
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 helen.doherty@boots.co.uk