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Project Manager

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Location Greater Manchester, England Salary
Sector Supply Chain Type Permanent

Currently working with an established retailer based in the North who are currently looking for a Project manager with a strong mix of retail, ecommerce and WMS experience. They are an exciting company to work for with continuing market growth. This retailer's workforce is built on motivated self-starters. This means challenging the way they merchandise, sell and manage the business, being creative and forward thinking in suggesting alternative solutions. Problems are solved and opportunities seized by people from all levels of the organisation, working together.

Responsibilities

*Deliver projects in accordance with Project and Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC).
*Deliver projects using a variety of different methodologies, depending on the type of project.
*Successfully manage and deliver a number of projects in a complex retail business.
*Liaise with functional business groups in order to scope project requirements and ensure best practice is adopted and interdependencies are recognised/optimised.
*Manage business projects to agreed time/cost/deliverable targets. *Ensure business and IT sign off at each stage of the project
*Ensure compliance is adhered to against legal, regulatory, policy and best practice requirements within any given project.
*Ensure that full requirements gathering and analysis is completed where appropriate, and traceability is maintained throughout the SDLC
*Work closely with Testing Services to ensure that projects/work requests are adequately tested (ST/SIT/UAT/Regression) prior to release
*Control the storage and access of documented business processes relating to any given project and its implementation in accordance with PMO Guidelines.
*Ensure the smooth transition of projects from development to support. *Ensure that all projects comply with internal and external policies and procedures.
*Ensure that the integrity of my clients Fashion PLC's Project Delivery Methodology is maintained.
*Contribute to a central repository of documented business processes for use in any future project activities.
*Produce and maintain MS Project plans
*Management of any project related Risks, Issues and Change Requests
*Identify and report, where possible, any conflicts within and between various parts of the business during major business change. Any unresolved issues to be raised with the PMO Manager
*Ensure that the project meets the stage gate entry and exit criteria
*Manage any internal or external operational resource relating to any given project.
*Ensure that projects are reported on in a timely and consistent manner

Experience and Knowledge

*Experience of being involved in complex projects or change programmes
*Strong customer service orientation and customer facing skills
*Strong analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities
*Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
*Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in verbal, written or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
*Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure, ever changing work environment
*General business awareness: empathising with the priorities and needs of a range of functional business groups. Understanding the subtleties and constraints they work under and tailoring our response to them. *Experience with supplier management.
*A full driving license

Preferable

*Retail knowledge.
*Knowledge or experience of software solutions for Retail.
*Strong presentation skills.

If this role is something of interest to you please send me an updated CV and I will be in touch over the next few working days to discuss further

To find out more about Progressive Recruitment please visit www.progressiverecruitment.com

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