Business Planning Analyst - Boots Opticians

Job reference: 152483BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Business Support and Operations | Opticians
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Business Planning Analyst - Boots Opticians
Fixed Term Contract

As a Business Planning Specialist you will play a key role in helping to shape the Boots Opticians store workload plan for the future. It is an exciting role which work with many colleagues across different functions and levels within Boots Opticians.

About the opportunity:

This is a 12 month secondment role within the Boots Opticians Central Operations function, reporting into the Business Planning Manager.

• Support the activity planning framework by preparing for and leading activity review and planning sessions, whilst, maintaining and updating the High Level Plan, Flightpath and Colleague Dashboard, ensuring adherence to the activity planning process
• Working closely with stakeholders to ensure all activity is captured in a timely and accurate manner and communicating relevant updates to stakeholders to manage queries/actions when necessary
• To be customer and colleague focused, calling out workload clashes or concerns
• To produce the four-weekly What’s In Store Pack and publish it on time for owned and franchise Boots Opticians stores.
• Support with other related projects to help understand capacity, productivity etc
• Capture feedback and support with learnings and actions related to how activity has landed in stores.

About you

• High attention to detail
• Excellent planning skills and ability to manage own workload within agreed timescales
• Ability to develop strong cross-functional relationships
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc) – strong Excel skills
• Knowledge of the Boots Opticians ways of working and store processes would be beneficial


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

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.

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.

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