Who we are
International Technology & Advanced Analytics (IT2A) is a multi-national function of Walgreens Boots Alliance based in the UK, Europe, Asia, South America and the USA. We leverage emerging technology and robust data to transform our pharmacy and retail offerings, improve experiences for customers and patients and enhance operational effectiveness for team members. Partnering with some of the finest tech providers and utilising a cutting-edge tech stack, we support two of the UK’s most trusted and established brands - Boots and No7 – in personalising their customer interactions. We’re an innovative team of specialists spanning security, hosting, architecture, software engineering, networks, project delivery and more. A proud equal opportunity employer, we passionately embrace team member diversity and provide a positive and inclusive working environment for all.
About the role
This role provides assistance and support to the wider team including but not limited to procurement, budget management, partnering with other legal entities and countries and ad hoc project support.
The role holder will consider the requirements of the position to identify and make improvements and develop new ideas, methods and services. Consider the scope for autonomy within the role. Work under general direction within a clearly defined accountability framework. Is able to plan and control own work, selecting and utilising effectively appropriate methods, procedures, tools, equipment and standards, to meet all targets set. Consider whether the job has budgetary responsibility and the level of its contribution to influencing the achievement of the function’s financial results.
Administer and manage the purchase order process on behalf of the team, ensuring budgetary and process compliance.
Assisting with the management of the budget for third party providers
Identifies control weaknesses and in the team’s procurement process and works with relevant parties to address.
Makes recommendation for improvement control of aspects of the total team’s procurement process
Monitors procurement process compliance and produces appropriate KPIs.
Builds and maintains good working relationships with the team’s customers including other legal entities and countries.
Work closely with Service Owners and SAM team to build a comprehensive database of service renewals. Ad hoc elements of supplier and asset management
Hybrid Working – 3 days in office, 2 days from home
We currently operate a fixed hybrid working approach for Support Office team members with a mix of remote and office-based working. Our set office days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with team members able to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays.
What you’ll need to have
Excellent communication skills
Confidence in liaising with senior stake holders
Proficient in MS Office – Excel, outlook etc
Ability to build effective working relationships
Attention to detail – working with budgets and supplier contracts
It would be great if you also have
Knowledge of mobile phones, sim cards and laptops
Familiarity of end user technology such as mobile phones, SIMs, PCs and desktop applications
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).
If your application is successful, our 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.
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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