Project Manager, Property - Boots Opticians

Job reference: 145049BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Business Support and Operations | Opticians | Property and Estates
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Boots Opticians have an exciting opportunity to support our expanded retail property investment plan. We are recruiting for Property Project Managers, one to be based in the North and another to be based in the Midlands. This role is essential to lead the delivery of the retail property investment strategy and maintenance program and is instrumental in ensuring all property interventions at store level are supported and delivered to plan.

The role will require geographically based travel as well as some time in the support office in Nottingham.

About the opportunity:

The Property Project Managers, although predominantly field based, are part of a wider support office team which includes a Planning Manager, reporting into the Property Portfolio Manager.

• Lead and manage the delivery of store property interventions to support store teams.
• Plan and co-ordinate the implementation of the store investment at a local level within their geography.
• Translate the contractor’s program into a key set of tasks and actions that are easily understood and implemented by the store or franchise partner.
• Work within a team of Property Project Managers and a Planning Manager to ensure the in-year Boots Opticians property plan is delivered on time and within budget.
• Build strong relationships and work cross functionally between Boots Opticians retail teams, Franchise Partners and store teams, Boots UK Property team, external contractors and Boots Hearingcare.

About you:

• You have experience of leading customer facing projects and delivering complex solutions.
• You are highly accountable, autonomous, resilient and with a sharp focus for detail.
• You have the desire and ability to build and maintain strong relationships with influence and impact.
• You will be an exemplary and effective communicator who can connect and influence others brilliant.
• You have experience at management level, preferably within an Opticians business and fanatical about the customer.


We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:

• Boots Pension Scheme
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• 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

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.