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Release Readiness Assistant Manager

Support Office»E-Commerce


Job Reference: 172150BR

Nottingham Support Office



Release Readiness Assistant Manager

Welcome to the team – an exciting team within Boots UK which is at the heart of our growth plans as more customers look to us for online help, advice, and shopping inspiration, as well as of course the best Boots products, prices and offers.

As customers are changing, so are we: focusing on really understanding our customers’ needs and making the most of our great products and services to optimise the online shopping experience and drive growth.

About the opportunity

Boots has an aggressive ambition to grow its digital business, the Digital Services Team sits at the heart of with responsibility for the exemplary operational planning, testing, sign off & implementation across all customer channels.

This role is within our User Acceptance Testing & Digital Release team, reporting to the Digital Operations Manager and will be leading a team responsible for ensuring our digital development releases land smoothly both for our customers and colleagues.

• Supporting the Acceptance and Implementation Manager by managing the customer facing, digital releases into the production environment.
• Liaising with teams cross functionally to understand the elements of each release.
• Ensuring that the exploratory and automated testing for each release is completed to the expected timeframes and to the expected standard
• Ensuring that progress is tracked, updated and shared across teams, and that any impediments to progress are raised in a timely manner
• Managing defect resolution throughout the process, ensuring that all stakeholders are aware and correct decisions on resolution are taken
• Responsible for arranging and leading resources out of hours to test each release on go-live mornings.
• Lead and support the Release Readiness Assistants on a day-to-day basis, helping guide and shape their development with smart objectives through regular 1:1 meetings/reviews
• Accountable for understanding the many different systems and tools that are required to support releases

About you

• You will have an inquiring mind, be pragmatic, and hold a strong passion for the business. You will be proactive in your approach, taking ownership of your work.
• Work cross-functionally and build strong working relationships with others regardless of their level
• Problem-solving, attention to detail, a structured approach, and a desire to improve business processes will be some of your core skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and technically savvy with the ability to learn multiple different systems.
• Working to tight deadlines under pressure to meet the needs and demands of an online business. You will be required to work and make decisions at pace.
• Please note: With our website available for customers 24hours a day, working times will vary and require early mornings from 3am/4am to ensure everything is perfect for the day ahead.


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 – Support Office only

*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.

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