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Digital Project Manager

London, Kingston upon Thames
£38000 - £46500 per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

Job Details

We are currently seeking an interim Digital Project Manager, to work with our global FMCG client, renowned for brands such as Dove, Sure, Persil, and Simple, and become an integral part of their fast-paced FMCG environment.

The position is based in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. This is a full-time temporary role for 6 months, requiring 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Compensation for this role is competitive, paying up to £46,500 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience.

The role currently offers a mix of remote and onsite working, subject to adjustment based on business requirements.

Due to the urgent nature of the role, we can only accept applications from candidates who have less than 2-3 weeks' notice.

Business Context
Our client is a thriving €2.2bn business. They have been serving UK consumers for well over a century and their mission is to meet every day needs for nutrition, home hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. 16 of our 40 global brands are market leaders including Persil, Dove, Magnum, Marmite and Lynx.
Technology is playing a key role in driving their success; be this through delivering new capabilities that enable superior consumer engagement, or through providing teams with the tools to collaborate more effectively. The role of Digital Project Manager is to understand the needs and priorities of the business and to deliver technology that drives growth and/or efficiency.


The successful candidate will have a logical and solution-oriented mindset. Working closely with the Business Engagement Lead and UKI Head of IT they will partner local business teams to identify, scope and land innovative solutions that drive growth. This will involve working with global IT technology teams, Enterprise Architecture, and/or external partners to achieve the best possible outcome for the business.


  • Supporting strategic IT programmes for the UKI market
  • Work as part of the In-Market IT team to build long-term relationships with key stakeholders across the UKI geography.
  • Proactively seek to understand the business strategy, and how technology can help deliver value.
  • Partner global platform teams to champion and introduce technology innovation in priority growth areas such as iOps, Away from Home and eCommerce - among others (may change according to demand).
  • Support pan-European digital transformation priorities including Nutrition digital campaigns, Ice Cream Digital Selling, and the Away from Home Digital transformation agenda.
  • Work with teams to understand global processes to assess fit against UK and Ireland business requirements.
  • Collaborate with global IT platform teams and third parties to deliver world class, secure and inspiring solutions.
  • Project manage key strategic programmes from start to finish including - but not limited to - business requirements gathering, project tracking, status reporting, risk and issue management, stakeholder management and communications.


  • Strong project management experience, from a fast paced, large organisation
  • Use of waterfall methodology and experience of agile projects beneficial
  • Effective business partnering and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong track record of project execution
  • A passion for technology
  • Strong business acumen
  • Results-oriented, can-do, proactive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Appetite for problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Comfortable with learning in a fast-paced environment

Kingston working environment:

  • Contractors who are based at Kingston will be eligible to get free parking
  • There is a Staff Shop located on the Ground Floor next to the main entrance, where Contingent Workers can buy discounted products.
  • A canteen
  • A Gym is available for use on the Ground Floor (with subscription).
  • Facilities in the gym include cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines, spin bikes, free weights area, boxing equipment and a stretch/matted area. Classes are also available and can be booked directly with the Gym. Shower facilities are available in the changing rooms, along with hairdryers.


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