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Supply Chain Operations Manager - MCA

Support Office

Summary

Job Reference: 162918BR

Nottingham Support Office

Permanent

Full-time

No7 Beauty Company (No7BC) supply chain has been built off the back of the UK centric Boots UK supply chain and today consists of an increasingly complex blend of different supply chain processes and systems. We have recognised the need to transform our supply chain capability over the next 2 years if we are to continue to provide our existing high standards of customer service, at the same time as enabling our future business growth ambition, and have embarked on an exciting programme of supply chain transformation.

The Supply Chain Operations Manager – MCA will be responsible for managing all MCA packing operations by leading the internal team & managing the external assemblers to produce our gifting portfolio on time & in full whilst maintaining an auditable record of transactions in the SAP system. They will work closely with the Supply Chain Planning & Purchasing team to understand when production requirements change. The role is part of the Supply Leadership Team and reports to the Senior Supply Chain Operations Manager

About the opportunity

• Manage an internal team responsible for all aspects of operational & system activity related to MCA packing activity
• Manage the performance & operational relationship with our 3rd party MCA assemblers to complete timely & accurate productions
• Submit & manage the warehousing & logistics budgets associated with the annual MCA activity
• Ensure our financial year end stock audits are organised & managed in line with finance & Deloitte
• Manage the destruction of our redundant stock with 3rd party waste management companies & the assemblers
• Ensuring our logistics performance between packer & customer warehouses / ex works suppliers is effectively managed & costed
• Work with our internal No7BC global supply teams to ensure shipments of components & finished goods are managed between Asia & US
• Work with our internal No7BC planning & purchasing teams to ensure all changes to our production requirements are effectively communicated & prioritised in line with customer requirements

About you

• Ideally a graduate – preferably in relatable topic to supply chain/business studies.
• Supply experience dealing with high levels of inventory & warehouse budgeting coupled with a sound grasp of sophisticated supply chain processes.
• Strong commercial awareness
• Excellent spoken & written communication skills
• Strong problem solving & numeracy skills
• Competent Excel user with SAP experience
• Ability to take a proactive attitude and work under pressure to tight deadlines
• Strong “customer focus” and cross cultural communication skills.
• Has experience leading a team & forming/maintaining business to business relationships
• Has coached direct reports effectively through introduction of new processes.
• Understanding of the importance of optimising value and the awareness of key drivers within the supply chain.

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)
• 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 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 No7 Beauty Company

No7 Beauty Company is the new face of beauty and creates the best in beauty for everyone.

We bring a collection of trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. We’re proud of our stand-out portfolio of iconic, global beauty brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUp and YourGoodSkin.

Our collection of inclusive and innovative beauty brands has a rich heritage of over 85 years in beauty and skincare. We are powered by our diverse people, these loved brands and - with listening at the heart of our strategy - a deep understanding of our customers.

We’re serious about championing change, building purposeful brands and acting responsibly to make a difference.
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 chelsea.jenno@boots.co.uk

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