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Job Reference: 178692BR

Nottingham Support Office



Planning Lead - Supply Chain

We’re a world class, award-winning Supply Chain operation– ensuring that our customers have access to the right products at the right time in any of our stores across the UK.

If you’re ambitious, curious, numerate, love a process and can build great relationships then our Planning, CI & Analytics team is a great place to develop your career.

Your responsibilities

As a Planning Lead you will be involved in turning our commercial ambitions into operational forecasts and plans for our warehousing, distribution and e-commerce fulfilment operations. You’ll report into the Supply Chain Planning Manager within our Planning, CI & Analytics team.

• This is a truly end to end role and you’ll be building great relationships with Business Unit teams, warehousing, distribution, and stores,
• Work cross-functionally to provide insights and plans that drive availability for customers and optimise our operating costs
• Be accountable for all operational planning and forecasting activity for one or more elements of our supply chain
• Take ownership for delivery of KPIs, especially forecast accuracy

About you

We’re looking for really great leaders, with a friendly personality. It’s all about working together as one great team – after all it’s our people that are at the heart of our business. This is a fantastic opportunity to add to the supply chain experience you’ve ideally already gained within a retail or manufacturing business. We’d like you to:

• Have some existing experience within a Supply Chain Planning or more general Supply Chain role
• Be analytical and organized, able to work and deliver at pace. Excellent attention to detail, using facts and data to make informed decisions.
• Have experience of planning and forecasting tools and techniques. An ability to work with data models and advanced excel skills would be advantageous
• Be process focused and have effective communication and strong numerical skills.
• You must be proactive with a positive outlook and be able to demonstrate that you work well as part of a team and on your own initiative

But of course, it isn’t just about experience and qualifications, we’re interested in seeing a bit more, the real you – and that makes us all feel good.


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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