// Boots to cut 300 jobs from its Nottinghamshire head office
// The proposed cuts equate to about 10% of the head count of the head office in Beeston
// No store or pharmacy roles will be impacted by the proposed job cuts
Boots has revealed plans to axe 300 office jobs as it continues to grapple with “changed consumer behaviours forever” in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The proposed job cuts will see health and beauty retailer lose about 10 per cent of its workforce at its Beeston head office in Nottinghamshire.
The roles affected will range from various divisions and seniority levels.
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No store or pharmacy roles will be impacted by the proposed job cuts.
The proposed restructure is part of Boots’ transformation strategy that features digital investment to serve customers “more efficiently”.
The proposed job losses are subject to consultation.
“The events of the last year have changed consumer behaviours forever and we must adapt our business to meet these new needs,” Boots managing director Seb James said.
“This means investing in our digital business, serving customers more efficiently and, above all, becoming much swifter and more agile.
”I am acutely aware that this structural change will be difficult for our amazing team in Nottingham and we will do everything we can to make sure that we support and help anybody who is affected.”
The news comes after chief operating officer Tracey Clements and vice president of beauty and gifting Joanna Rogers both resigned from Boots in recent weeks for new roles.