Planning Manager

Job reference: 145698BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Supply and Demand Planning
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Join the Retail Supply team and be part of a team whose vision is to delight customers through delivering world class availability

Retail Supply are restructuring to align teams to category structure, so this is an exciting time to join this team to help shape and be part of the new structure and ways of working. We have big ambitions to continually improve our key KPI’s Service & Stock and the new structure will be a huge enabler to do this

Reporting into to the Senior Planning Manager this role will ensure the supply and operational outbound plan are connected, enabling the network to execute delivery effectively and efficiently.
You will be working very closely with the Supply teams, understanding their principles and requirements and having an outbound plan that the operational areas can deliver efficiently

About the opportunity

• Accountable for the delivery of primary KPIs within their functional team
• Lead and deliver accurate operational plans for their functional team, that support the supply annual plan and maximise operational efficiencies
• Connecting the end to end supply plan with the operational plan and being the voice of supply in the operational arena
• Technical expert in their functional team, using this to support the growth and improvement in their functional teams KPI’s
• Develop relationships with key stakeholders/functions/suppliers and holding them to account to support their teams priorities

About you

• Technical experts in own area with a strong understanding of end to end supply chain
• Analytical and organized
• Ability to influence/challenge
• Change management mindset, confidence to try new things and consistently looking to save time and prioritise key processes and activities
• Able to work and deliver at pace
• Knowledge of planning/forecasting tools and methodologies


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