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Talent Manager

Support Office»HR


Job Reference: 176399BR

Nottingham Support Office



Talent Manager

To support the development of, and drive a Talent and Future skills strategy for Boots UK , Boots ROI and Boots Opticians that enables a strong pipeline of talent and skills to resource our business ambitions and plans, partnering with key stakeholders to enable the business to proactively manage the flow of talent.

The Talent Manager will be responsible for building and implementing talent solutions at scale to support retention, growth and development and career mobility including Talent review, Succession planning, Talent forums and for targeted areas Strategic Workforce Planning.

About the opportunity

The Talent Manager will report into the Senior Manager Talent, Employability & Future Skills in the HR Capability function supporting the development of our Talent, Employability and Skills strategy, proactively driving engagement across the business.

• Develop and implement a pragmatic talent management framework and tools incorporating all aspects of the talent management lifecycle including assessment, succession and career management to critically assess capability needs and gaps
• Develop and manage robust data and simplification of process in the longer term via automation and digitization of approach, constructing and socialising options on Talent metrics to allow progress to be measured including targets such as DEI.
• Responsible for developing Talent Management capability across the organisation to drive consistency and effectiveness in how we know, grow and move talent around the business connecting the dots across functional teams
• Provide an expert view to our approach on assessment skills ensuring application of principles of validity, cost effectiveness and DEI are incorporated into selection.
• Grow our approach to strategic workforce planning ensuring that we look at both short and longer term talent needs, working in partnerships with stakeholder to build tangible action plans to drive output from this work.

About you

• Experience building, implementing and managing Talent Management processes
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate metrics and insights to inform future plans and confident with data and platforms.
• The ability to engage and influence senior business leaders and teams across multiple divisions on a Talent agenda
• The ability to think and plan strategically with a commercial mind-set leading cross-functional projects at pace
• An MSc in Industry/Organisational Psychology would be an advantage


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.
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