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Job Reference: 203820BR

Nottingham Support Office



Product Technologist

Nottingham, permanent

The Healthcare Product Technologist will use technical project management and product delivery expertise to deliver to market opportunities to support the Boots Brand growth ambition.

The role holder will work within the Boots Brand Product Delivery Team and lead the projects within the Health Categories (including, but not limited to Pain, Cough Cold, First Aid, Eye Care, Allergy & Seasonal) to meet brand product growth plans.

They will use technical and project management expertise to bring new opportunities to market and maintain existing products. A critical success factor for this role will be the ability to create and maintain strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders including manufacturing contract service providers.

About the role

Accountable for the co-ordination of all technical and project management aspects of end-to-end product delivery for the category product portfolio, including, but not limited to:

• Managing the planning and delivery of projects within the portfolio through the application of project management best practice including planning, governance, issue and risk management, change control, stakeholder management, utilization of systems, escalation and accurate up to date provision of project data and reporting
• Ensuring all projects are delivered via the appropriate development route according to the business strategy and that all project plans, briefs and key project documents are available on time and are appropriately specified to meet brand/customer/supply chain needs and meet business KPIs (time, cost, quality)
• Responsible for timely engagement of all appropriate internal teams (e.g. technical, commercial, product, supply) and experts (e.g. regulatory for product registration) to ensure successful product delivery/market launch
• Supporting the technical/ functional and Supplier relationship to ensure legislative compliance (safety screening, claims substantiation, freedom to practice etc.)
• Conducting appropriate risk assessments for the product and managing risk throughout the project
• Coordinating and compiling the technical product data required for technical product approval and release.
• Facilitates project closure, accountable for coordinating project reviews where appropriate to drive continuous business improvement.
• Builds strong relationships with internal partners, suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure delivery of all products – effectively influences and able to hold others to account for their actions.
• Works with Technical Manager (L5) to support implementation of product development strategy for each Category, ensuring that products are maintained in line with UK and ROI regulations.

What you’ll need to have

• Excellent skills in relationship development & management both internally and externally with a focus on delivery
• Previous experience in project management
• Previous experience in consumer healthcare or pharmaceutical experience in technical or project management roles
• Strong commercial acumen and proven track record of identifying the right opportunity, gaining business buy-in and converting this into commercial success
• Ability to communicate and manage risk to the business (inc. management of senior stakeholders) by balancing technical risk with business opportunity

It would be great if you also have

• Good technical understanding of consumer healthcare categories

Our benefits

• Boots Retirement Savings Plan
• Generous employee discount plus enhanced discounts for Boots brands, Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare
• Excellent onsite facilities including staff shop, opticians (including free eye tests for team members), gym, cafeteria, outdoor seating spaces and dry-cleaning service

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility).

Why Boots

We're always looking for people who care; people who go the extra mile to change things for the better. You'll be joining a company that is evolving and always looking to improve. We foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. 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. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we can change for the better.

To find out more about life and careers at Boots, click here.

What’s next?

We are always open to discussing possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you, including job share and reduced hours. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to enable you to be at your best.

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