Transformation Portfolio Manager - Boots Opticians

Job reference: 148803BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: HR
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Transformation Portfolio Manager (Boots Opticians), full-time contract based in Nottingham with flexible home working.

About the opportunity

At Boots Opticians we’re undertaking a huge transformation. As the portfolio manager and a key member of the strategy and change team, you will lead the transformation plan day-to-day and will create the environment and provide the structure and tools to make change happen (and stick!).

• Own the change backlog and drive the prioritisation, sequencing and resourcing of the transformation plan, aligned to our strategy and ensuring senior stakeholders are aligned
• Communicate our plan in a relevant and engaging way so that everyone in the business is clear about what we’re doing, when and why
• Lead and facilitate critical alignment and planning sessions, including portfolio reviews, planning sessions and regular portfolio governance
• Govern the transformation plan day-to-day, tracking progress versus plan and business case realisation, holding sponsors and leads to account for successful delivery
• Continually improve and embed our project management framework and toolkit for Boots Opticians and communicate it effectively to the business

About you

You will be a seasoned transformation programme manager, with demonstrable experience of leading a change portfolio in other organisations.

• Strong stakeholder engagement and influencing with the ability to manage different views and build alignment
• Proactivity, keeping one step ahead and driving accountability of agreed plans and outcomes
• Highly collaborative and comfortable working cross-functionally and within a matrix structure
• Technically competent with experience of portfolio governance and running a PMO function
• Ability to communicate effectively across different levels of the organisation and to facilitate productive workshops and planning sessions


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

Boots Opticians is one of the leading optical chains in the UK and we’re still growing.

We’re all about enriching the lives of every person who walks through our door; including yours. Bring your skills to a business that offers genuine career progression thanks to sheer diversity of practices and roles – and expect to be supported and developed from day one. You can learn more by visiting

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