Healthcare Area Manager - South WestHead Office

Field Based - South Birmingham, M5 Corridor and South Wales

The role of the Healthcare Area Manager is to manage our Optical and Pharmacy instore departments, ensuring they are safe, legal and profitable. The Healthcare Area Manager will become the subject matter experts in Pharmacy & Optical operations, overseeing the implementation of the corporate strategy through direct line management of our Healthcare Professionals.

You will help to support the development of divisional and regional operational strategies, driving the delivery of the defined Optical and Pharmacy KPIs by creating robust action plans, coaching through to implementation and holding your team accountable in meeting performance outputs.

As Healthcare Area Manager, you will identify further opportunities for growth across the Optical and Pharmacy business through regular performance reviews with an eye for changes in the local market.

"Find your role"

The Healthcare Area Manager will be responsible for completing regular commercial and compliance focused visits across their Optical and Pharmacy units, identifying areas of opportunity, seeking resolution or escalating to stakeholders as appropriate.

Managing through the line all the end-to-end resourcing process to ensure our Optical and Pharmacy departments are there to best serve and delight our customers. This includes managing resourcing KPIs include conducting contract base reviews, professional recruitment, management of employment costs and facilitation of locum management and performance feedback.

You will be a key business partner to both the Optical and Pharmacy Superintendents, liaising with stores teams to assist in risk assessing and completing actions assigned in any incident review.

This role has a number of stakeholders at all levels both internal and external. The Healthcare Area Manager needs to be adaptable in communication styles and credible in delivery managing a broad range of experience and qualifications

"Let's find out about you"

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves. As the Healthcare Area Manager, you will have the freedom and autonomy to create plans and coach store teams to deliver in role.

Essential Skills:

  • An inspirational leader with a demonstrated history of coaching and managing change.
  • Commercial acumen with a proven track record of interpreting data, delivering commercial and operational KPIs
  • Ability to prioritise and manage timelines, working in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous leadership experience, managing teams through the line with a retail or operational background

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous Area/Field management experience across retail or healthcare backgrounds
  • An understanding and knowledge of the subject matter area
This role is field based for which the Healthcare Area Manager is expected to be regionally mobile within a defined geographic area across our retail regions, working to provide weekend cover on a rota basis.

Work Where it Works

Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works. This enables you to chose where you’ll be the most effective. It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team.

You will also get an excellent benefits package including; -

  • Discretionary company bonus
  • £5,700 company car or car allowance
  • Company pension up to 7% matched
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves

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Rewards and Recognition

Benefits you’ll only find here

10% off Asda pet insurance

10% off selected Asda Pharmacy services

10% off Asda Tyres

20% Asda Travel insurance

30% off Asda Mobile bundles

Free remote GP service

Available to you, your partner and your children, 24/7, year round.


Save for retirement with up to 7% matched contributions from Asda.

Free physiotherapy consultations

Helping you and your partner take care of yourselves with 8 free sessions per year.

Colleague discounts

10% off at our stores year round – get discounts on groceries and George clothes year round, and even special double discount events.

Company car

Choose a brand new electric company car or a cash allowance within certain roles, the choice is yours.

Confidential support helpline

Find free emotional, practical, and financial support that’s fully confidential, through a helpline that’s available 24/7, year round.

Cycle to work

Buy a bike through this scheme and save on tax and national insurance.

Financial support

Find financial wellbeing tools and support, including the ability to stream your pay.

Free eye tests

Head to our in store opticians for a free checkup and take care of your vision.


Sharing our success with a discretionary bonus scheme that really rewards your contributions.

Cancer support

Guidance and support for you and your family, from before diagnosis, to treatment and beyond.

Paid time off

From holiday to sick leave and other types of leave, such as parental leave.

Mental health support

Access free mental health support for you and your family.

Hybrid working

Work where it works if you’re in a role that can be done remotely.

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Meet The Recruiter

Jordan Godward

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Home Office

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I recruit for… Home Office,

A bit about me and my role...
I have been with Asda since 2022, and I am the Talent Partner for - Legal & Compliance, Property and Wholesale & Convenience, eCommerce, NPD & Technical and Strategy & Transformation.

A fun fact about me...
I am a godparent to 8 children!

My favourite Asda product is...
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