A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the world's most successful, purpose-led businesses, our client, a leading global FMCG company with Brands such as Dove, Knorr, Persil and Magnum, as a Project Manager based in their new tea offices in Waterloo, London (will involve a mix of working from home and working from the office,( at least 3 times per month, flexibility will be needed).
This is a full-time temporary role up until Sept 2023, working a 36.25-hour week, to start ASAP. This role is paying up to £73,000k per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.
U/L is proud of its tea business ekaterra, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka. eka stands for unity and one purpose while terra stands for earth and nature. As ekaterra we are united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants. Recently U/L announced that it had agreed to sell ekaterra to CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII.
Present in more than 100 countries, ekaterra generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019. With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business offering a world of wellbeing with the regenerative power of plants to hundreds of millions of consumers. As a standalone entity, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the industry with dedicated focus driving greater growth and value.
At ekaterra, we work alongside people who put consumer love at the heart of every decision. Diverse minds who celebrate new ideas, share our values and the commitment we have for the wellbeing of all. In return, we create an environment that gives our people space and freedom, where they can grow as leaders. A connected community where ideas can thrive. Where you explore new challenges. Learning all you need to master your field, and even more about yourself.
The qualities we look for in you:
ekaterra is made up of a special blend of individuals which make our teams exciting and diverse. To be part of our blend we are looking for individuals who think Green and are environmentally conscious, who understand the power of simplicity and who are accountable for their actions. We want those who infuse mastery and passion in everything they do to create great products and unforgettable experiences for our consumers.
What's in it for you?
We believe that growth is for everyone, we believe in growing leaders, and we believe in making space to grow an owner's mentality. Like nature, we adapt, we change and we grow. We believe in connections over hierarchies and work levels. We have a 'corporate start-up' approach; we act with speed and agility and we have the strength and scale of a large corporation. We are building a better world of wellbeing, and a better you.
The foundations of our new ekaterra organisation have been laid following our internal separation from U/L. We have designed our end state operating model to become the world's number 1 pure play Tea business.
Now begins the most exciting phase of our journey, Project Blossom, as we seek to implement our end-state design, exit our Transitional Services Agreements with U/L, and establish ekaterra as a fully standalone and independent business. Project Blossom requires ekaterra local market teams to develop and ultimately deliver local establishment plans with the Blossom Country Lead playing the critical role of leading and coordinating all establishment activities.
Your Key Tasks:
- Manage and execute the day to day delivery of Project Blossom for your country
- Develop a cross-functional country establishment plan through close collaboration with the Europe Regional Blossom team and functional workstream leads
- Engage your country Leadership Team and wider workforce to ensure all Blossom deliverables are understood and executed on time in full
- Be the first point of contact for any establishment issues as they arise and ensure they are appropriately escalated in a timely manner
Skills and Experience
- Demonstrable Project Management and Project Delivery Skills
- Experience of successful, large scale ERP Implementation Projects
- Track record of successfully implementing Global solutions at a local market level
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey complex requirements and expectations in a simple way
Who we are looking for:
Project Blossom is the critical enabler for the long-term success of ekaterra with the local Blossom Country lead realising Blossom's deliverables on the ground. We need a highly engaging individual motivated to make a transformative contribution to ekaterra. You will be someone who can engage and lead a cross-functional cohort to deliver defined outcomes on time and under budget. You will be highly organised and action orientated with the ability to identify the critical path to success and take the necessary actions to achieve that.