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Loss Specialist - Opticians

Opticians

Summary

Job Reference: 160192BR

Nottingham Support Office

Secondment

Full-time

Level 6

As the Boots Opticians Loss Specialist, you will support the delivery of Boots Opticians Loss agenda & will identify opportunities where savings can be made.

Using practice insight information and experience you will investigate root cause and then work alongside support office & field colleagues to overcome operational and retail challenges.

About the opportunity:

This is a 12-month secondment role within the Boots Opticians Central Operations function, reporting into the Opticians Loss Manager. Key responsibilities of the role include:

• Analysis of loss data available each month, identifying where opportunities to minimise loss are available
• Work collaboratively with the wider central operations team to implement change or to re-brief ways of working in order to reduce variance and ultimately impact the loss agenda
• Where loss opportunities are identified at a local level to work with Area Managers to support the implementation of action plans to recovery monies where possible and to minimise future losses
• Carry out regular practice visit to gain insights and understanding to further reduce Opticians loss. Visit may also require support, guidance and coaching to be provided to practice & field colleagues to share knowledge and best practices to support the reduction of loss and in turn improve best practice compliance
• Using data analysis & Practice visit insight, produce and deliver the monthly loss governance pack for inclusion within the wider central operations document for the Retail Leadership Team
• Track and report key loss measures and flag where further actions need to be taken.
• Offer support, guidance & coaching to loss field specialists

About you

• You will have recent and up to date opticians practice experience
• Understanding of Boots HR & Boots Opticians Operational processes that need to be applied to investigations and other loss related opportunities
• Understanding of Boots Opticians OPS system to support investigations/loss reduction opportunities
• Ability to communicate and engage with multiple stakeholders, displaying a critical mind set to challenge and innovate
• You will demonstrate strong attention to detail, have excellent organisation & planning skills and be an effective verbal & written co-ordinator
• Analytical thinking and skill set to review various data sources, to identify trends and improvement next steps
• Integrity and discretion due to the sensitivity of data and potential outcomes of loss investigations.

Benefits

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact seamus.anderson@boots.co.uk

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