Finance Manager

Boots Company Plc
Nottingham, UK
24 Jul 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Nottingham Support OfficeFunction area: FinanceShift pattern: Full-timeContract type: PermanentHours per week: Over 35 hours per week
It's the job of continuous improvement managers to coordinate and lead key projects for improvement across all levels of Finance. To drives efficiency, quality, and simplification across Finance by eliminating duplicate efforts, reducing and automating manual work & hand-offs, and minimizing process variation.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify, lead delivery of strategic CI (Lean Six Sigma) projects to achieve financial targets, by using LEAN Six Sigma and Process Improvement methodologies, tools and techniques and appropriate project management & change management concepts
  • Deliver training and support leadership teams in embedding CI as 'the way of working'
  • Participate in the ongoing development of the CI training portfolio, tools and project review processes
  • Optimise finance process by re-designing, improving and delivering value added processes and service
  • Update training material where needed, keep it relevant, fit for purpose & future proof.
  • Conduct & support problem solving exercises to identify & eliminate root causes & sustain improvements
A bit about you...
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, business discipline is preferred
  • A recognised certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, minimum
  • Significant experience of project leadership & successful, on time delivery, in full across matrix / cross functional
  • Experience of training & coaching Yellow Belts
  • Strong ability to engage others in CI at all levels of the organisation
  • Hands on experienced, able to diagnose, consult as well as drive, lead & deliver - a 'do'er'
  • Influencing stakeholders
  • Minitab, SharePoint & MS Office including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio an advantage
  • High Energy; Self Starter; Resilient; Perseverance; Adaptable and Flexible

A bit about us...

The Finance team is fundamental to our success, playing an active role across the entire business ensuring targets are met and strategies are understood.

As trusted advisors, we're involved in a wide range of activities; reviewing weekly and monthly sales-margin-cost performance and assessing the performance of key promotions to partnering the business teams to develop and track the performance of new store openings, new customer propositions like a new online trading platform, to some large scale IT investments.

It's a supportive, collaborative and committed team. We're big on communication and we hold quarterly conferences to celebrate our successes. We have a strong development culture, showcased at our annual yoUniversity week, which encourages our colleagues to focus on their potential and wellbeing. If you're keen to build your career - there's no better place as you'll be supported to take on new challenges and develop your skill set with access to opportunities across the Boots UK, Global Brands and Boots Opticians Finance teams.

Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting

What we can offer you:
  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary bonus plan
  • Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
  • Competitive company pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
  • Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and Cash Point
  • Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

If you would like to become part of our story and make a difference - click apply and our recruitment partners will be in touch!

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