Senior Analyst - Supplier Funding

Job reference: 149370BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
The Senior Analyst is part of a team who are accountable for supporting the delivery of efficient and effective supplier funding processes across the Boots UK&Ireland business through the BPO partner and third- party Recovery Auditors. You will be responsible for working with all levels across the Trading Function, Finance and External providers to ensure an accurate and timely delivery of processes are managed. You will be expected to develop and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally.

You will perform retained tasks & activities to manage the smooth running of the Supplier Funding process across Boots UK & Ireland; including control activities. The successful candidate will contribute detailed expertise and knowledge to support with the delivery of finance transformation and change initiative projects.

About the opportunity

You will be responsible for the management of Supplier Funding and Recovery Audit activities across multiple trading areas which consist of:
• Be a main point of contact and escalation for the BPO provider for the investigation and resolution of any invoicing or collection issues that cannot be sufficiently resolved within the BPO or direct with the supplier / function within the business.
• Support with the delivery of WBA finance transformation / change initiative projects.
• Business partnering with the category trading areas to manage and own the delivery of supplier funding, recovery audit into the business.
• Coordinate with the business and BPO provider to ensure effective delivery of month end tasks.
• Promote and enforce new ways of working ensuring all external and business queries are routed via the BPO teams at first instance.
• Respond to or coordinate resolution of queries escalated back from BPO provider.
• Use tools to identify recovery of Supplier Funding and put in processes to prevent future claims.
• Maintain relationships with internal & external customers including: BPO, suppliers, customers, finance colleagues and Trading teams
• Promote and drive continuous improvement

About you

• Be influential and be confident to manage challenge, competing priorities, high volumes in a fast pace environment with strong attention to detail.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to work across a highly matrixed structure and with remote offshore teams
• The ability to build and maintain relationships working cross functionally across teams
• A driven multi-tasker, who is efficient and organised and can comply with tight deadlines.
• Working knowledge of computer software systems and accounting procedures along with having excel skills.

Benefits

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 Katherine.Lamb@boots.co.uk