Business Operations Project Manager

Undisclosed Company
Leatherhead, Surrey
Up to £119000 per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Operations Project Manager to join our client, a leading global FMCG company with Brands such as Dove, Knorr, Persil & Magnum, based at their prestigious facility in Leatherhead (to work from home until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted).

This is a full-time temporary role for a period of 4 months, working a 36.25-hour week, to start ASAP. This role is paying £119k, pro rata per annum, depending on experience (this falls within IR35).

The successful candidate will play a key role in project managing a series of system go-lives over the coming months.

An exciting programme of digital transformation is already underway which requires the support of an experienced Project Manager to support a series of upcoming launches in the supply chain, finance, customer development field in an FMCG setting.

Responsibilities (to include):

  • Coordinate daily stand-ups for the project team.
  • Stakeholder management - help to facilitate decisions in a timely manner, escalate decisions, risks and issues within the relevant governance structure.
  • Identify and monitor tool inter-dependencies (from a project management perspective).
  • Work with capability leads to have a strong view of the end-to-end project plan.
  • Work closely with leads across the project to ensure that all business activities are properly understood and actioned promptly.
  • Ensure key project documentation is accessible and up-to-date.
  • Collate and review status updates from the relevant subject matter experts.
  • Proactively identify and manage emerging risks and present mitigation recommendations to key project stakeholders for review.
  • Ensure clarity around roles and responsibilities for all business-related activities.
  • Coordinate workshops to facilitate discussions between subject matter experts and technical teams.
  • Oversee the coordination of Change Requests; ensuring that all entries have named business owners and impact assessments.
  • Coordinate User Acceptance Testing (business lens).
  • Help to coordinate post go-live support activities at a local level.

Key Requirements:

  • A strong self-starter: someone who can hit the ground running and manage their workload independently.
  • An experienced project manager with a proven track record of leading multi-system implementation projects.
  • The ability to form relationships quickly and collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams in a time-pressured environment.
  • A proven track record of using project management tools and techniques to instil strong project discipline.
  • Strong organisation skills.
  • A proven track record in creating quality documentation.
  • The candidate would ideally have FMCG experience.
  • An appreciation for complex systems, underlying business processes and data sets.

Key Interfaces

  • Local IT
  • Global IT platform teams
  • Key Business Subject Matter Experts (across Sales, Master Data and Finance)
  • Change Manager
  • Programme leadership

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