Finance Manager - Supply Chain

Job reference: 144959BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Finance Manager – Supply Chain

This Finance Manager position presents a brilliant opportunity to join Boots in an integral role in delivery of operational targets through insight, decision support and governance. If you are a finance business partner who thrives in a high-profile environment, with a talent for achieving project success and influencing stakeholders, then this role would be ideal for you.

About the opportunity

Reporting into the Senior Finance Manager Supply Chain, this role is a key member of the finance team helping to ensure the delivery of finance targets in the UK. Operating within the Finance Business Partnering pillar, this role will partner Retail Supply Chain, Dispensing Support Pharmacy (DSP) and Pharmacy Delivery and Collect (PDC) teams.
  • Provide financial support to the Retail Supply Chain, DSP and PDC teams, building strong relationships and a thorough understanding of the business and key priorities
  • Work collaboratively with Distribution leads to improve supplier performance against contracts with an annual value of 76m.
  • Projects, financial analysis and strategy support – both leading and supporting across a broad range of projects depending on business needs. Recent examples include the DSP expansion, PDC transformation, the trailer replacement strategy and contract negotiations with third part logistics providers.
  • Ensure robust cost control, providing appropriate finance challenge and decisions support
  • Budgeting and long-range planning – working with the business and FP&A to formulate and rationalise the budgets and 3YP for the function
  • Month end review – working with the Operations FP&A and Controls teams to ensure that forecasting and operating costs are accurate

About you


A qualified finance professional (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) with related finance business partnering experience and the ability to work and communicate effectively with key individuals of all levels across the business. You will need to demonstrate:
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong commercial awareness and analytical skills, attention to detail, quality in all reporting
  • Ability to influence and engage non finance community
  • A good knowledge of Excel and strong SAP skills would be advantageous

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 adam.jennings@boots.co.uk