Planning Assistant

Job reference: 152304BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Business Support and Operations | Supply and Demand Planning
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
We have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Assistant. This role is a great opportunity for you to develop your stakeholder management and cross functional working skills, as well as broadening your experience of supply chain operations and forecasting methods.

About the opportunity

• You will be responsible for working with the Inbound, Product Assortment, Store Replenishment and Warehouse teams to agree, set up and manage all allocation plans and critical paths to ensure the timely delivery of stock to stores.
• You will monitor and report on the progress of activities against the critical paths and work with the relevant teams to resolve any issues.
• You will track and report on the progress of key NPD to ensure that this flows to stores in time for launch.
• You will also have opportunity to be involved in the running and development of our core forecasting processes and reporting.

About you

• You will have a strong eye for detail and attention to detail
• You will have excellent communication and relationship building skills
• You will have strong problem-solving skills
• You will have strong numeracy and Excel skills
• You will be a team player who enjoys working with others to achieve a common goal


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.

At Boots we're proud to offer our Support Office team members a hybrid working approach because how we work is central to our ability to compete, innovate and win together. Our hybrid, flexible approach to work is based upon empowerment, accountability, care and trust and includes a balanced mix of remote and office-based working.

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