Programme Manager, Digital Transformation ( - Boots UK

Job reference: 150121BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Marketing and Brand
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
The Programme Manager is a key role in the Digital Transformation team, responsible for co-ordinating the overall transformation agenda and ensuring strong governance, as well as leading specific projects.

About the opportunity:

The Programme Manager plays a key role in the delivery of the overall transformation agenda and strategy. This includes ensuring strong programme governance, tracking progress, monitoring expenditure, and flagging issues to be escalated. The role reports into the Head of Digital Transformation and works closely stakeholders across and other departments.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Providing regular reporting on the transformation programme to the Digital Leadership Team, UK Executive Team and other senior stakeholders as required
• Co-ordinating the weekly programme board meetings, organising the agenda and materials and recording and tracking actions agreed
• Ensuring good financial governance and working with our finance colleagues to monitor expenditure
• Project managing strategically important activities ensuring they are delivered on time, to budget and specification; this includes working across and with other departments
• Supporting the Head of Digital Transformation and Digital Leadership Team with other activities as required from time to time

IMPORTANT NOTE: This role requires occasional working outside normal office hours. This regularly includes 8am meetings and occasionally (e.g. for major project launches or to support peak trading) requires working from the early hours of the morning (e.g. 5am), at the weekend, or overnight. This usually would be planned well in advance but in general you will be expected to be flexible with your working hours to meet business and customer needs.

About you:

• Our ideal candidate is extremely organised and experienced in project and/or programme management (ideally MSP or PRINCE2 qualified)
• Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities, and challenging stakeholders
• Confident, flexible and unflappable and will challenge when deadlines are not met or standards not achieved
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and good attention to detail
• Works well with others and experienced in working cross-functionality with a diverse range of people – including effectively holding others to account when needed
• Able to follow guidelines & processes but know when these can/should be flexed
• Experience of digital and/or agile ways of working is desirable


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

• Boots Pension Scheme
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• 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.