Commercial Operations Specialist

Job reference: 143080BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
If you have an eye for detail, enjoy being part of a dynamic team and are passionate about making a real difference for our stores, this could be your perfect opportunity to shine in the Commercial Operations team.

You will need to be confident operating on a daily basis in a fast paced, reactive and tactical environment. Working cross functionally you will support several categories with their delivery of the commercial plan, maintaining a clear operational focus for stores and ensuring all commercial activity is devised with our stores in mind.

You will need to have an understanding of key operational activity (such as Merchandising and Sales plan) and have a passion for the delivery of these into our stores to an excellent operational standard. You will be responsible for working alongside the Boots Hub and Colleague Engagement team to ensure stores have all the relevant operational guidance and resource to complete all activity.

This opportunity will enable you to work collaboratively within a dedicated team who are passionate and committed to delivering all in store activity simply and effectively in stores.

About the role

• Provide clear and timely operational guidance and information for stores, central and field functions through cross functional working
• Provide operational solutions to tactical issues
• Develop and maintain departmental and external cross functional relationships
• Develop and maintain an integrated plan, representing key milestones and actions required from areas of the business. Ensure all activity is deemed fit for purpose and centrally approved by the Boots Hub
• Ensure all Projects, Initiatives, Trials, Incentives and In Store Demo’s land right first time in stores
• Continually review and evaluate all activity ensuring any key insights are incorporated into future activity
• Work cross functionally to ensure that all Sales plan activity is planned with simplicity and stores in mind and is operationally fit for purpose
• Establish a strong relationship with stores as part of Sales plan fortnightly visits
• Ensure Merchandising activity is operationally sound, and simple for stores to implement
• Support the delivery of key NPD into stores ensuring a simple operation and maximum compliance
• Ensure that recall activity is planned and compliance is encouraged. Attend all risk assessments and champion operational simplicity for stores

About you

• Knowledge of key Store Operational processes
• Impact and influence
• High standard of written and verbal communication
• Analytical thinking and problem solving
• Cross functional working and stakeholder management
• Project experience
• Confidence to drive change in a challenging and fast paced environment

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 Boots

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 mark.woodyatt@boots.co.uk