Supply Chain Lead

Job reference: 149012BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Supply and Demand Planning
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Supply Chain Lead

A new and impressive 9 month fixed term contract / secondment opportunity has arisen in our Pharmacy Supply Central Support Team (PSCST) for a Full Time Supply Lead, reporting into the Customer Facing Supply Manager you will have the opportunity to support our stores and deliver best in class service to our customers through the effective management of our Pharmacy Replenishment System ‘Columbus’.

If you want a role where you play a part in a core project and will get stuck into the strategy in both the field and operations, then this will be a thrilling role for you to take on.

About the opportunity

The role has lots of different responsibilities and you will be part of a team who has the passion to ensure stock is available to meet patient’s needs. Job duties include:

• Responsible for supporting the Supply Manager in the delivery of the supply strategy
• Collaboratively working with internal functions to understand Service Level disruption and improve performance to Boots pharmacy through regular interaction.
• Utilising Columbus data to identify performance trends and optimise stock holding in stores
• Work closely with our data analytics team to provide tailored replenishment solutions
• Work with our Field and Operations teams to understand performance issues in stores and support with solutions to improve stock availability and minimise stock loss.
• Support business as usual PSCST queries as part of the wider pharmacy supply team.
• Work as an effective team player, supporting the Supply Manager, coaching & motivating other team members
• Put your own stamp on the role, contributing to blue sky thinking and feeding into the Pharmacy Supply Team Roadmap.

About you

• Commercially focused, with strong communication, analytical & numerical skills
• Proactive with a positive outlook, working effectively as part of a team & on their own initiative
• Flexible & adaptable approach to work with good prioritisation skills to effectively manage own workload
• Thorough understanding of Pharmacy Supply systems & processes (Would be beneficial)
• Able to manage expectations of key stakeholders
• Excellent attention to detail & problem-solving skills.
• Sound knowledge of Microsoft excel.
• Ability to communicate at all levels both written & verbal


We have a great range of benefits* that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive holiday allowance (with the option to buy more days)
• Boots Retirement Savings Plan pension scheme
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Enhanced Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, holiday buying, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme offering free, independent and confidential counselling and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
• Generous staff discount (with enhanced discounts for Boots brands, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearingcare)
• Access to corporate third-party discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays and more (UK only)
• Access to the Boots Benevolent Fund, a registered charity that offers support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives, at times of financial hardship.
• Access to a range of learning and development resources and programmes
• Excellent onsite facilities including: staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, outdoor seating spaces, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links including on campus bus stops

*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.