Senior Supply Manager

Job reference: 147879BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Supply and Demand Planning
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Senior Supply Manager
18 month secondment

We have an exciting opportunity to join our leadership team as a Senior Supply Manager working in our Retail Supply team. This role is initially an 18 month secondment. Working closely with customer and category teams, stores, external suppliers and operations teams, you will lead a team of experts who will delight our customers through delivering world class availability, ensuring our products are in the right place at the right time.

In return, we will build a personal development plan with you that will help further your career. Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2300 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting

About the opportunity

• Leading, inspiring and empowering large teams to be high performing
• Coaching and developing individuals to perform to their best to deliver business and personal objectives
• Developing relationships with key stakeholders/functions and holding them to account to support their team’s priorities
• Creating partnerships with our key suppliers to drive performance and efficiencies
• Be accountable for the delivery of availability and stock KPIs within your functional team
• Leading and shaping the strategic supply direction for your area and supporting the annual business plan
• Be accountable for 1000’s products across the Boots 2400 store estate
• Influencing business decisions that impact on supply KPI’s, enabling business growth in support of sales/profit/stock/service
• Continually looking for ways to drive innovation and improve performance, challenging the status quo and driving change forward at pace
• Focused on core and promotional activity plans, the role spans both proprietary and own brand portfolios with multi layered lead times.

About you

• We are looking for someone who is passionate about retail, with the ability to inspire their teams to deliver brilliant results
• Ability to develop relationships quickly and build strong partnerships over time
• Embrace a one team mindset and work in a collaborative environment
• Proven retail experience leading teams, setting strategic direction, supporting annual plans/budgets and delivering performance
• A curiosity for customer insight, continually driving performance improvements
• Understanding of end to end Supply Chain
• Have a good commercial acumen and be comfortable working with uncertainty
• Ability to influence and challenge, taking accountability for your KPI’s
• Change management mindset, experience with continuous improvement, and ability to spot opportunities to improve process and embed new ways of working in teams
• Ability to lead and be part of cross functional programmes to support business strategic direction


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